What music means to me
To my mind, Bach was simply the greatest composer of all time.
As a sculptor moulds his statue, so Bach would ply his craft,
moulding his music so as to form a work which, when complete,
conveyed meaning, a message to be communicated and shared with
those around him. I see music in the same light!
For me music is not primarily entertainment, with all the
negative connotations we often associate with that word. There
is no doubt that it does form part of the entertainment world,
but as an art it has an ethical function too; it should educate,
help us to mature, make us reflect and introduce us to a higher
dimension of life.
In a world like ours, where machines threaten to take us over
completely, it seems clear to me that the time has come to
reaffirm the value of music so that we can rediscover our true
That is why I believe that despite the undiminished value of the
concert hall as an environment rich with emotions, music needs
to be removed from those narrow confines and taken to the people
in the schools, the town squares, the parks, the stadia, etc.
People need to be re-educated and their interest in music
We live in a society where noise is everywhere but where true
music is in short supply. In fact, wouldn't it be true to say
that people today find it harder to concentrate than was the
case with previous generations?
Well, what do you think?