I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
And I still don’t know: Am I a falcon,
A storm, or a great song?
--Rainer Maria Rilke, from Book of Hours
trans. J. Macy & A. Barrows
“There are many great conductors, but I think very few who combine this with a talent to articulate so well their understanding to a lay audience.”