242 • Ars longa, vita brevis

Ars longa,
vita brevis,
occasio praeceps,
experimentum periculosum,
iudicium difficile.

One should – with exceptions – perform in concert only the most outstanding pieces of the great composers written specifically for that purpose ~ because the domain of art is immeasurable, life is short, opportunity is transient, exploration is treacherous, fair assessment is unfathomable, and pieces not written for public performance are, well, not written for public performance. One should however – without exception and for the same reasons – comprehensively study musical and instrumental art as well as the complete repertoire of the great composers.


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