LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||27/OUT/2010 9:19 PM|
|Assunto:||Caldron of Becoming|
Wilhelm Furtwangler, Genius Forged in the Cauldron of War
...The second – unbridled emotion and improvisation – was forged in the hideous caldron of Nazi Germany.
Great music never emerges from comfort, well-being and privilege. Rather, throughout the history of music, the finest work arises from the most trying of circumstances. All of the great artists – composers and performers – were tortured souls.
Even Beethoven was a gifted but largely derivative composer until driven to the brink of suicide by deafness, the cruellest blow of all for a budding musician.
Like his idol, Furtwängler's art was fueled by the loss of his own most treasured possession: the stability of an absolute artist, sheltered from sordid social and political reality.
Interesting, this site used the caldron in this story (without the letter u ), I never had seen it written like this before.
And, talk about a caldron with all the features of one! pressure, trying circumstances and impasse!
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