About Matthew Maldre

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  • Matthew shared from Luther's Works, Vol. 9: Lectures on Deuteronomy by Martin Luther
    You should strive with fear and concern, so that by your humility you may deserve this gift of an understanding heart, a hearing ear, and a seeing eye.”
    Note: Weird. Is Luther siding with works?
  • Matthew shared from The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
    WE POSE the question again: “Where is the electric socket for possibility, the access to the energy of transformation?” It’s just there over the bar line, where the bird soars. We can join it by finding the tempo and lean our bodies to the music; dare to let go of the edges of ourselves … participate!
    Note: Oh for the love of people actually participating.
  • Matthew shared from The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
    UNLIKE THE calculating self, the central self is neither a pattern of action nor a set of strategies. It does not need an identity; it is its own pure expression. It is what a person who has survived—and knows it—looks like. The central self smiles at the calculating self’s perceptions, understanding that they are the relics of our ancestry, the necessary illusions of childhood.
    Note: This smites me a bit that humans at their core are good--when reality is, we are sinful.
  • Matthew shared from The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
    my main concerns had been whether my interpretation was being appreciated by the audience and, if the truth be known, whether the critics liked it because if they did it might lead to other opportunities and greater success. In order to realize my interpretation of the work in question, it seemed all I had to do was to gain sway over the players, teach them my interpretation, and make them fulfill my musical will. Now, in the light of my “discovery,” I began to shift my attention to how effective I was at enabling the musicians to play each phrase as beautifully as they were capable. This...
    Note: The conductor's desire for fame is much like many people today on social media.
  • Matthew shared from The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
    “There is no such thing as bad weather,” he used to say, “only inappropriate clothing.”
    Note: I like this guy!!!
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Matthew Maldre