Women Listening

09/03/2015

 
My neighbor is an economist, a nice guy, smart, engaging.  We enjoyed a NY chat in the elevator and continuing up Broadway.  It covered a lot of things: How the dialogue about Economics keeps changing to reflect a changing world.  That led to the discussion of the course on the Ignorance of Medicine (he knows the man who wrote the book) and how the practice of blind auditions for orchestras suddenly changed the makeup of symphony orchestras:  the proportion of female to male players all of a sudden soaring.
It has led me to think:  I hear things that most of my male colleagues do not hear.  Am I wrong to hear them?  No.  Did Beethoven hear them?  He must have, or else they would not be there so clearly audible in his compositions.  Do they contradict the theory canon? You bet they do.
Stick around.
 


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