Thursday, May 20, 2010

A propos yesterday's post: Since no one has been forthcoming with the requested help, I have helped myself. My dilemma is disillusionment. I know that Classical pianists read novels while they practice. But jazz pianists? Listening to CDs while they practice?

It reminds me of Walter Gieseking, I believe it was, who said that if playing the piano was really a matter of physical training then the best way to prepare to play the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto would be to take up boxing.