A Musical Missionary – great quote from Myung-Whun Chung

There’s an interesting portrait in the April 2011 AirFrance Magazine of the conductor Myung-Whun Chung. One of his roles is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, about which he says:

We must be missionaries, go out and meet the public. We have to underscore just how beautiful and authentic our music is, demonstrate this. The music has withstood all the tests of time and truth. Bach is much less dated than a 1960s rock idol. Mozart is much younger than the latest new rock star.

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