My thought for the day

A sign of truly great music is not just the extent to which it pleases the listener and satisfies our expectations and predilections, but the extent to which it irritates, confounds, frustrates and repels the listener, but keeps them listening anyway



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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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