The love fest between Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Times has reached a point where they need to consider solemnising the relationship.
In today’s entry,
Alan Gilbert considers the question of “greatness” with regard to classical
composers. The thought was sparked by Anthony Tommasini’s recent article listing
the Top 10 composers of all time. The Music Director ponders: “How many
composers can we think of who were not considered to be great until many years
had passed? Does this mean that their music was not ‘great’ until long after it