06 September, 2007

To The Man You Have To Give The Spirit

This from Bernard Holland's Obituary of Luciano Pavarotti in today's New York Times:

“I’m not a politician, I’m a musician,” [Pavarotti] told the BBC Music Magazine in an April 1998 article about his efforts for Bosnia. “I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything.”

1 comment:

Joel Puckett said...

Che Bella!

I've been listening to the 1972 recording of Boheme with LP and Karajan conducting.

Mother of Pearl, it is really something special.

Viva Luciano!