This kind of creative involvement cultivates the capacity for spontaneous composition. Except for his overly frantic and too cheerful reading of the Rondo-Burleske, however, this is one of the greatest performances of this symphony you are ever likely to hear. Born in Tenerife, he began his musical training as a horn player at the Conservatorio Superior de Tenerife, and later graduated with honors in the specialty of singing at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona.
- Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) ranked music as lowest in his hierarchy of the arts.
- Sextus Empiricus, who said that music was an art of tones and rhythms only that meant nothing outside itself.
- As usual, Scopel is a master of both mood and articulation, bringing out the structure of these pieces without over-emphasizing anything yet still making every note, even in the inner voices, audible to the listener.
- He knew it was a “hose’s head” warning