In classical music, excellence is just defined so narrowly. How about a virtuosity of listening — of collaboration — of inclusion — of friendship — of imagination — of openness — of comfort onstage in one’s own skin?
Just in case you’ve never heard what natural swing sounds like in 13/8: here is Bartók at the piano playing the third movement of Contrasts.
10 Best of 2014
January: Wyoming and the Open
February: New Mexico and the Holes
Notes on The Accounts