Denerah Bathory· Registered
Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Dvorak
Modesty is one of those virtues we simply admire, even if we can't justify it. And yet, it is justified, along the lines of Roger Scruton's discussions of traditional values.Not at all... I suppose we are after two different types of entertainment here. I'm interested in the performance; understanding of the music, inspiration, interpretation, execution. Most of my music consumption is audio-only so I couldn't care less about the physical appearance of the performer(s). "Confidence" to me relates to assertiveness in playing. If I can't hear it over a CD, then it likely doesn't matter to me. And if I'm watching a performance, I'm interested in the acting ability (in opera) more than someone's physical appearance. I don't care if it's Nikolaus Harnoncourt or Herbert von Karajan or Yuja Wang in terms of appearance. Their task is to communicate through music. Rhetorically, why should I judge them for anything other than that? I feel like some of these threads are getting weirder and weirder...