Art is not limited to Beethoven, Goya, and/or Anonymous. If only the world can see when a child has an epiphany as a result of a beautiful work of art from the teacher. I remember as a child, a teacher asked us the definition of poetry. I wrote down "art in words". She looked at the words and said,"your definition is simply complicated". Today I know she pushed me even more than what I thought was the perfect answer.
I read somewhere that Beethoven said," Don't only practice your art. But force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine". During the symphony of a classroom, every instrumental mind must be in sync to sound epically in tune to promote learning.
Some instruments are smooth with a high pitch. Others are rough around the edges. Some have been battered and mistreated by its owner. Some are well kept. Some have never even given a chance to come out of the box in fear of the outside world. Some just need a little tuning here and there. Others seem to look beyond repair. Some are missing strings or a bow. All have true potential.
The conductor must do whatever it takes to create harmony, for it is what the world views as beauty. And beautiful sound is the result of effective practice from an innovative mind. Every instrumental mind must be trained and molded to sound just and free. Yet each one must be addressed individually to place them according to their diverse sounds. Proper placement promotes acculturation, rather than assimilation. Before the day of the show many rehearsals are conducted to perform perfectly.
The end result is an epic sound for the ages. Sound that will be played and appreciated for generations to modify at their leisure. Yet the innovative distinction of the true harmony will live on, no matter what instruments are used as long as they are addressed, trained, and molded.
P.S I invite you to watch the video below. It was created by The Piano Guys.