October 27, 2014

Poet of Impermanence

At the first What Makes It Great performance I've attended, Rob Kapilow, assisted by Yuliya Gorenman, absolutely nails it by labeling Schubert, my favorite composer, as the "poet of impermanence." Even after listening to as much of Schubert's music as I have, it was bracing to hear Kapilow speak so often of "sighs," the "ephemeral," "impermanence," and the unresolved. A favorite concept Kapilow didn't touch on was "homesickness."