A good friend of mine was recently sifting through old magazine clippings and emailed me when she found this quote:
“A lot of people regard classical music as a foreign language. But what counts isn’t your ability to distinguish a sonata from a concerto. It’s your emotional response to the music. Sometimes friends who hear me on the radio call me up and say, ‘That piece of music made me want to dance’ Or cry. Or sing. If you pay attention to those kinds of feelings, you can bypass all the baggage and just enjoy classical music.”
I don’t know who said this, but I wish I did! Such a brilliant sentiment.