Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
José Antonio Abreu, founder of el sistema, has announced a plan to bring the elite festival to the poor of his country in 2018. Read more here (en espagnol).
A magnificent project recognized worlwide. I dream of the day when all governments decide that it is worthwhile to invest in the development of young musicians.
Let’s hope this lovely project – in whatever form it gets executed – is actually realized. After all, with Pereira’s leave imminent, who is to say that the next Intendant will honour this commitment?
Yes, and more than a hobby or an optional extra!
Question: who is going to pay?
The Nobel committee would honor themselves if they gave Mr. Abreu the Peace Prize.
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