Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Maria Joao Pires Defines Moment Musicaux

The title received a new definition for me this morning as I listened to a performance of No. 1 by a pianist totally unknown to me.  Every sound came from a place of maximal curiosity.  I hung on every fraction of an instant before during and after every sound.  What could more exactly define a musical moment?

The pianist: Maria Joao Pires.  Look her up on facebook.  There is a video interview with her about Chopin.  It seems she knows that that is how she plays.  Completely extraordinary.