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Excellence: Music/Art

This morning at breakfast my beloved brought his iPad to the table to share an orchestral rehearsal.

‘The Birth of a Performance’ Columbia Symphony Orchestra with conductor Bruno Walter. The rehearsal and performance of Symphony No. 36 (‘Linz’) in C K 425, recorded in 1955.

This rehearsal showed the dedication needed to build and develop on the creative skills these musicians already naturally possessed. This recording allowed one to hear the difference between good playing and excellent, the fine-tuning is exquisite.

Christopher used this aide to inspire students when he taught drawing. His rationale being to encourage the students to recognize the difference between talent and the seeking of excellence in their work. The orchestra showed immense talent, the conductor brought it to excellence. Christopher admires Bruno Walter’s search for perfection.

Bruno Walter 1876-1962 was a brilliant conductor and it is wonderful that recordings of his teachings are available through youtube. I am fascinated that Rudolph Steiner and Anthroposophy influenced his life as the spiritual shines through his work


Bruno Walter 1912

Bruno Walter 1912

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