John Butt Speaks



On tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), noted scholar and director John Butt takes time out to answer a few questions for the ensemble’s blog. I particularly enjoyed his response to what skill or talent he’d most like to have.

“Musically, I’d love to have better pitch memory (in fact, musical memory in general) and to be able to improvise much better. I could be infinitely better at languages and have a more mathematical brain too. It would be good to have some (any!) athletic skills as well. Sounds as if I’m a bit short on most sorts of skill…”

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(John Butt; photo: OAE Blog)

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