Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tehran at night
h/t Andrew Sullivan. Music doesn't have to correspond to politics or history (thank god) but nor should we shy away from the big moments either. It's no coincidence that classical music was at its most appreciated when it was at its most engaged with the wider world. A better composer than I would know instantly how to make extraordinary music out of a small sample from this. I hope you're out there somewhere, we need you.