Pianist to Pianist

A collection of pianistic, pedagogical, methodical, musical, artistic, and cultural contemplations, concepts, observations, and concerns, from pianist to pianist, pedagogue to pedagogue, musician to musician and from a curious and critical observer.

A music critic should have musical, historical, and psychological education. He should also passionately love music and have utmost respect for the performer in general. A classical concert artist spent a lifetime to arrive at mastery at an instrument and the authority of an individual...

The most profound, the deepest lesson to be taught is not the how but the why of music, the motivation. And it needs to be more than, beyond desire for fame or wealth, personal satisfaction or blind obedience to tradition....

There is a substantial hypothesis about the use of the following term: Diminuendo = softer and slower Decrescendo = softer Rallentando = slower Crescendo = louder Accelerando = faster Allargando = louder and slower As musical terms received their definition after composers used, and sometimes introduced them, in idiosyncratic ways, this theory...