Composer 作曲家     Fang Man


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It seems quite clear to me that of the arts-music, paintings, poetry-the one which should absorb our interest more than any other is contemporary art, the work which is being done here and now. The Mirror, the Echo, the Conscience, even the Spectre of today, we cannot deny it. Whether we like it or not, it is part of ourselves and to disregard it is to miss an integral experience of our lives.

The great work of the past is there, solid, admirable, inevitable, but to attend at the creation of the art of our time, to encourage and to sympathize-and with luck to take part in it-that is the unique and privileged opportunity that comes of being born at a certain time and in a certain place.

                                Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986)