” I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare. “


” If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. “


” Scriabin, as you know, is a mystic composer. His music is supersensuous, superromantic, and supermysterious. Everything is super, it is all a little overboard. Anyway, my parents were pleased that I played for him. “


” I loved singing. But can you imagine my voice in an opera house? “


” You have to open the music, so to speak, and see what’s behind the notes because the notes are the same whether it is the music of Bach or someone else. “


” Imitation is a caricature. Any imitation. Find out for yourself. “


” As far as practicing is concerned, I usually try to do one to two hours a day. It isn’t good to practice too much, or your playing becomes too mechanical. “


” For me, the intellect is always the guide but not the goal of the performance. Three things have to be coordinated, and not one must stick out. Not too much intellect because it can become scholastic. Not too much heart because it can become schmaltz. Not too much technique because you become a mechanic. “


” Always there should be a little mistake here and there – I am for it. The people who don’t do mistakes are cold like ice. It takes risk to make a mistake. If you don’t take risk, you are boring. “



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I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake.


Scriabin, as you know, is a mystic composer. His music is supersensuous, superromantic, and supermysterious. Everything is super, it is all a little overboard. Anyway, my parents were pleased that I played for him.
I loved singing. But can you imagine my voice in an opera house?
You have to open the music, so to speak, and see what
Imitation is a caricature. Any imitation. Find out for yourself.
As far as practicing is concerned, I usually try to do one to two hours a day. It isn
For me, the intellect is always the guide but not the goal of the performance. Three things have to be coordinated, and not one must stick out. Not too much intellect because it can become scholastic. Not too much heart because it can become schmaltz. Not too much technique because you become a mechanic.
Always there should be a little mistake here and there - I am for it. The people who don
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