Thursday, May 29, 2003
[159.1] AN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY
While reading through the initial Luciano Berio obituaries, I came across this touching Berio story from Lynn David Newton's website. Read it for yourself...
He also includes a section called 'Selah' (Hebrew for 'pause for thought', and employed as a metrical reading device in Psalmody) which details his musical autobiography. It is an enquiring and enthusiastic journey across the traditions of the sort that music education at all levels should be encouraging right now.
Good to note, inter alia, that the UK government seems now to be recognising the deleterious impact of its cuts in schools-based music education, and is showing signs of restoring that balance within the national curriculum. There's a long way to go, however. Meanwhile, ISME does an important job at the international level.