And in regard to this Beethoven says clearly enough:
“Showing kindness whenever one can!
Loving freedom above anything else!
Never denying the truth!”
Today it can be proven by scientific means when in the sense of our great classical composers no actual music sounds: no living music: just stillbirths: “earth”, “dirt” and “dust” as Beethoven unmistakably calls it. Therefore each practitioner should quickly start exploring ways and means to improve the musical effectiveness, to become more credible and, above all, to participate in accomplishing performances that meet the demands of our great classical tone creators: performances which convey the revelation.
“I must despise a world
which has no idea
that music is a greater revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.”
“Just like thousands
for the sake of love marry,
and love in these thousands
reveals itself not even once,
although they all pursue the craft of love,
so thousands pursue an intercourse with the music,
and yet do not have its revelation.”
“To be dissolved
by its revelation,
that is devotion
to the Divine,
which quietly practises
on the rage of untamed powers.”
Let me know your opinion.
With kind regards