For Tuesday, January 29, 2019:
Silence is an integral part of all good music. Compared with Beethoven’s or Mozart’s, the ceaseless torrent of Wagner’s music is very poor in silence. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why it seems so much less significant than theirs. It “says” less because it is always speaking.
Aldous Huxley, ‘The Rest is Silence,’ MUSIC AT NIGHT AND OTHER ESSAYS