Musical Dreams

 

“Music described in writing is like lunch recounted in words.” Franz Grillparzer

Rather than simply reading about it, you should roll the music on your tongue.

When I read a score or listen to a work, I often feel as though I am studying a recipe. Some dishes have my mouth watering straight away, and I put them on my wish list so that I can invite family and friends to share them as soon as the time is right.

Music is like this, only more so. In music too, I like to create a marvellous “menu” and I always carry around a few sample concerts in my head which I would like to dish up sometime.