Listening is a talent

“The more I live the life the more I am convinced that it is the freely imaginative mind that is at the core of all vital music making and music listening…

 
Listening is a talent…two principal requisites for talented listening: first, the ability to open oneself up to musical experience; and secondly, the ability to evaluate critically that experience.
 
…for there are few pleasures in art greater than the secure sense that one can recognize batty when one comes upon it.”
 
…excerpts from Music and Imagination by Aaron Copland
 
While I’m writing these lines I’m listening at Scriabin’s music from the radio-TV: Music Choice-Light Classical. 

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