Apr
21

Brouwer

Check out this lovely piece on NPR about Leo Brouwer’s legacy, which includes some very interesting details about his life and how that influenced his musical upbringing. Here’s a great quote that I think we all responded to:

“To be useful is something incredible, because you’re at the service of the world,” Brouwer says in Spanish. “Humans, when they communicate, when they teach, when they show, when they give … they’re doing one of the most beautiful things in life … Perhaps my roots in solitude, of being an orphan — it forces me to these reflections.”

You can read the entire article and see a few videos here.

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One Response to “Leo Brouwer – ‘To Be Useful Is Something Incredible’”

 
  1. Carla Kelly says:

    As a luthier, I hear a lot of music, both recorded and original. Of all of it, I think I love your compositions most. Thank you for all the beauty that you have given us!

 

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