Monday, July 22, 2013

The Piano Police

The more I think about the NYTimes critic pronouncing on the last movement of the "Moonlight" sonata the happier I am that I can play that movement the way I think it really goes without fear of being derided in the media.

It is a multi-media whammy: First the midguided recordings, some by acknowledged masters of the piano (though not necessarily profound musical thinkers, therefore only human), then the printed word out there for all to read.

I prefer my small responsive audience, right there, live and in the moment, giving me the feedback the music deserves and that I regard as essential for continued growth.