The ability to listen is a talent that we naturally possess in varying degrees.
As activity in itself, it has a particular character of purity: we practice it for ourselves alone. There are no material gainings for doing it, no “Best Listener of the Year!” contest. Listening is the reward itself.
A talented listener possesses two key requisites: first, the ability to open oneself up to musical experience, and secondly, the ability to evaluate that experience critically. The first should not obstruct the second, and vice-versa. They are two complementary abilities that sustain each other.
Active listening can be trained and developed. In this website, we collect video and audio resources that are particularly significative in the classical music world. 100% free and curated by our amazing team of classical musicians.
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