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In musical circles, a few years ago, we were told: “We cannot make all our children good singers and players, therefore let us make them good listeners.” I agree, on condition that we remember that the surest way of becoming a good listener is to first try to sing or play.

Gustav Holst, Lecture at Yale in 1929 on the Teaching of Art

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