Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Making music

The most precious moments of making music
are not the ones when you finally master the passage,
understand the form of the piece and
the intention of the composer.
The most precious experience of making music
is not a successful performance,
but the quiet moments alone in the practice room,
when the sorrow expressed in the music
connects to your own silent grief,
finally allowing the tears to flow.

1 comment:

  1. Birgit,

    Never having "mastered a passage", I very much appreciate your telling me what it feels like when you do. I"ll give you a call when I get there!!

    Bob Smith