At first of last month, an excellent assortment of popular music entitled Now That’s What I Name Music! Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was recognized for his perfectionism, and while some found it ‘unatmospheric,’ I discovered that in some instances the way he was a slave to the music (as he put it) revealed, in a method that no extra ‘atmospheric’ interpretation probably might, that the notes had a life and a will of their very personal. He wasn’t taking part in the notes, the notes had been taking part in him as much as they have been taking part in us, the listeners. Typically music demands that human performers good themselves, and such performances are completely spellbinding. This isn’t to say that they lack any human touch, just that we do not discover it on the time.
Although we’re definitely seeing more protest songs now than we have now within the … Read More