Flautist Niall O’Riordan asks several important questions in a new essay on musical value, written for the British Flute Society.
For instance: is your verdict on an instrument, or a performance, affected by how much you paid for it? Do you rate an orchestra by the stars in its ranks and the fees you command? How do you protect your musical integrity from the onslaught of hype that accompanies branded products and industry hype?
Niall prefers a nickel flute to silver. And you?
Read him here.