The Purpose of Art

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The following is an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize finalist Christoph Wolff’s biography on Johann Sebestian Bach entitled “A Learned Musician”.  In it Birnbaum, a contemporary and friend of Bach is described by Wolff as “…Bach’s mouthpiece articulating the composer’s view on art and nature…”  The excerpt describes music as a “mixed mathematical science” insisting, to […]

Society Needs Artists

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To all who are passionately dedicated to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty so that through their creative work as artists they may offer these as gifts to the world… Society needs artists, just as it needs scientists, technicians, workers, professional people, witnesses of the faith, teachers, fathers and mothers, who ensure the growth of the person and the development […]

Your Ambition

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“Your Ambition is the core of your existence.  It is the essence of your spirit, the foundation of your corporeality. It is a gift placed deep inside of your very being, nurturing every inspiration that incites you to live, learn, Love, grow, and co-create!  Cherish your Ambition with great dignity, integrity, and respect.  Cherish others Ambition […]

Rilke Letters to a Young Poet

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Rilke wrote these letters to a young aspiring poet who confided in his expertise.  They are tender responses to very personal inquiries, delving into the very heart of our existence as creative beings. Rilke charges his confidant to be profoundly aware of his truest artistic intentions through solitude and honest reflection of his own life.  He directs a […]