Thought for the day: Expressive musicmaking

25 02 2010

by carlos_lorenzo (CC)

My governing philosophy on making music is that one must always have opinions and options, thus allowing flexibility so every performance can be unique and personal.  Ever-inspiring music blogger Greg Sandow takes this idea and translates it for instrumentalists with tips like “tell stories,” “improvise,” and “work with a stage director…to work out the flow of feelings in your performance.” The best musicians already know this, either by instinct or intellect; how exciting if young up-and-comers would take this to heart and revitalize the business of classical music!