"I'm happy to be busy. I'm happy to have a wonderful family. And I think also, especially for practicing musicians, age is not so much of a concern, because a lifetime is just simply not long enough for the study of music anyway. You're never anywhere near finished. So the idea of retiring or putting it aside is unthinkable. There's too much to learn."
-reflecting on being an active musician at his 80th birthday celebration at Tanglewood this past summer. Read the full article here.