Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Gift of Conception: December 20, 2015

Whatever the accomplishment, we must always treat with tenderness the efforts of those who strive honestly to express the music that is within them; for the gift of conception is certainly superior to the gift of expression, and it is not unreasonable to suppose that the men and women who scrape for the harmonies that never come while the traffic goes thundering by have as great a possession, though fated never to impart it, as the masters whose facile eloquences enchants thousands to listen.
“Street Music” (E1 28)

December 20, 1905 “Street Music” was published in the National Review

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