Texts Archive • Nicolas Radulescu, Conductor

Eine schöne Sache findet nirgend bessern ingres als in einem gleichfals schönen Gemüthe; wird aber hingegen übel tractirt / verachtet und verspottet von einem tölpischen Sinn.

Johann Mattheson Das Neu=Eröffnete Orchestre (1713), 80 – 85

Total conviction often rests upon ignorance. Superior knowledge often is insecure.

N. R.

One does not become a genius by copying a genius. One does not become an eccentric by copying an eccentric. (Perhaps it is a main characteristic of geniusses and eccentrics not to copy anyone.) On the other hand: Simply not to copy anyone does not yet make one a genius.

N. R.