Fabulous, Mr. Finckel. Oh how I wish I might have had some practical, non-political leadership when I went through the inquisition of public embarrassment that Oberlin conservatory perpetrated on every student for over 25 years after I left in ’49; so cruel it was, particularly to sensitive fragile souls who came hoping to learn.
Your simple lovely examples make me wish for a Faustian bargain to start over. Your Emerson recordings are basics in my beginners series on bobwoodmusc.com
It’s the best I can do now to help build a musically literate supportive audience for the many wonderful young artists who might readily find their place in a society with some sense of tradition, culture,… value for the most lasting arts.
Thank You ! Thank you for the wonderfully vigorous attacks at all the right moments in your performances, and those supreme crests in phrasing a long line.