"Music is the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life." ~ Beethoven
I saw this brilliant show last night at The Ahmanson in LA, the original Broadway cast in the Tony nominated play, "33 Variations." The story dissects Beethoven's obsession with his composition of 33 variations on Anton Diabelli's waltz, told via a musicologist's own obsession with Beethoven's obsession. The musicologist was portrayed mesmorizingly by Jane Fonda.
It got me thinking about how both of their obsessions led to true genius by "33 Variations" playwright Moises Kaufman.
Does obsession lead to genius? Can it? If it's channeled in the right way?
Is it curiosity with purpose, or a need to fill a never-ending hole? Is it ever satisfied?
Dorothy Parker said, "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
Well, if this is what curiosity leads to obsession leads to genius looks like... I want some.