Read the article and watch the videos here. Smart, poignant piece of journalism. Definitely worthwhile.
It raises a number of important questions:
- Is context important for a piece of music to be deemed great?
- Do we have a tendency to associate familiarity with greatness? Do we tend to ignore the unfamiliar, no matter how good it is?
- In this day and age are our priorities so messed up that we fail to appreciate beauty in life?