Date: May 21, 2014
As Jack has admirably grown this community, he has filled the silver platter with his credible taste for music. But if one looks at the collection, it may be already far too big, deep, or wide to be a useful tool for the conductor. When I look at some of the pieces, some I feel are worthy, others unworthy. Each of us, no doubt, has an individual opinion.
Might it be time to create a new tier of better than silver? And allow other tastes to flavor the pot? Is it feasible to select, say, one piece every 3 months for a gold platter, and have either the composer community, or perhaps the 'silver platter' community, vote to select such pieces? Then the generally accepted really good works would have our concerted and agreed-upon democratically mutual support.
Just an idea .....