Music for the end of our time on this planet…

Great music always reminds me… this is the end of the world. Goes back to the Cuban Missile Crisis… a concert, Bach’s unaccompanied sonatas … realizing, as I listened… that it meant nothing. It was all for nothing. All the music… all the art of the world… that it meant nothing…and so achingly beautiful.

Great art.. always telling us this… the same message.

All for nothing. And nothing else matters…

Sam Rothstein

I like the very different Henryk Szeryng rendering… but this is something new… I love the aggressive attack–as Menuhin gave a touch of Jewish Klezmor–there’s something of Bartok in this… a kind of Roma vigor. I really LOVE it… though Szeryng is unsurpassed in drawing out the polyphonic voices… like two violins not just one.

 

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