Author: test_gwjeh6

It needs a mixture of ignorance and arrogance to come to a conclusive interpretation or just even a rendition of a master music composition. How dare we try to derive a definitive interpretation of a creation so much larger than our selves? Never lose the...

Always a good basic guideline: Shoulders down, elbows up! Our arms are attached at the shoulder blades, they swivel in a curvilinear trajectory, the keyboard is three-dimensional and we have to play it with arm movements like swiping the inside of a large bowl or the...

"The artist should seek integration (not necessarily approval or understanding) into society. Otherwise he serves himself, not society, and ultimately not art." Robert Schumann (1810-1856) See: 215 • Mirror, mirror … See: 19 • The unhappy Artiste...

"I still feel confidence in guiding my own students toward the pursuit of excellence for its own sake, toward the pursuit of beauty for its own sake, toward achievement solely measured against one’s own standard, and toward the unending search for the composer’s vision. I...