Saturday, January 1, 2011

Every work of art has 'two faces,' one directed toward eternity and the other towards its own time. . . . .

We can perceive the infinite in music only by searching for this quality in ourselves. As human beings we do not possess infinite qualities, but as musicians I believe we can extend our finite power to a point where we can create an illusion of infinity. It is only by knowing ourselves that we come to know the things outside ourselves.

-- Daniel Barenboim
(in A Life in Music,
by Daniel Barenboim)

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