Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Aaron Rosand writes about Isaac Stern
I am sometimes dubious about things I read on Norman Lebrecht's blog, but Aaron Rosand simply wanted a highly visible place to share his very honest account of the sabotaging role that Isaac Stern played in his career.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.