January 10, 2013
wesjourn:


Being described as an intellectual is always a handicap for a performing artist. It’s damning with faint praise, because the implication is that the things that really matter – spontaneity and passion – are missing.
If there’s one musician who proves just how wrong-headed this opposition is between heart and brain, it’s the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini.


The Telegraph

wesjourn:

Being described as an intellectual is always a handicap for a performing artist. It’s damning with faint praise, because the implication is that the things that really matter – spontaneity and passion – are missing.

If there’s one musician who proves just how wrong-headed this opposition is between heart and brain, it’s the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini.

May 31, 2012

Dance music!

silentfrenzies:

Schoenberg: Suite for Piano Op. 25, iii. Musette, Maurizio Pollini