Ex-Boston concertmaster: Music directors matter less nowadaysmain
Joseph Silverstein, who led the Boston Symphony from the front seat for 22 years (1962-84), has been sharing his views of the world with our friends at Resmusica in Paris. He is critical, as ever, but also hopeful and kind:
I see all these young musicians who are studying the violin, which is not easy! Why do they do that? Probably because of the personal expression it makes possible, because of the depth of experience brought by composers. If this kind of desire persists, there must be something good about it.
Read the full interview here (in English).