"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

18 June 2011


The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world in order to do his work. It's the artist's responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labor of creation.
- Patti Smith

I enjoy learning about the creative processes artists employ. I'm intrigued by their inspiration, their learning, their fears, their purpose. Listening to their thoughts provides insight into the steps they've taken to walk the ethereal tightrope of creation.

Below Nigel Kennedy discusses the recording Beethoven and Mozart fiddle pieces ...

Here he performs part of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 ...

The concertos are here.

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