By Jacob Stockinger
Some past posts have recently explored parallels between athleticism at the Olympics and athleticism in classical music.
But another fascinating blog about the London Olympics is by one of the most intelligent and original or creative bloggers about classical music: the virtuoso and prize-winning British pianist Stephen Hough.
Hough writes about every thing, from tips about playing ht epiano and his current concert tours to religion and politics.
But he recently wrote an extremely interesting post in which he discussed surface parallels to the Olympic Games, but also deeper differences — especially when it comes to competitiveness and notions of “winning.”
Below is a link to his blog in The Guardian about the Olympic Games. Enjoy what he says—and be sure to read the many informative comments form his readers:
And let The Ear and Hough know what you think of what he says by leaving a remarl in the COMMENT section.