188 • Commercial opportunity

188 • Commercial opportunity

When it is insinuated that Mozart and Paganini would dress and behave today like the jugglers and firespitters of the contemporary classical music scene (usually by the very same), that philistrous notion appears to me full of tauromachian waste. If these kind of entertainers were transported back to Beethoven’s or Liszt’s time, they’d be street performers in peasant fairs. Of course they bring something to the masses … but it isn’t classical music.