For our first post, and to welcome this Blog, I have chosen two of my favorite quotes.
Music is sound, and sound has to become, not just “be.” As a result of this understanding, his music was always new, and never just a question of the repertoire. Furtwängler did not rehearse just in order to call up what he discovered in rehearsal for a concert in the evening. For Furtwängler, a Beethoven symphony was just as new, just as vital as a piece composed yesterday.
It doesn’t have to sound like Furtwängler, but it must be like Furtwängler.