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.

The unhappy and under-appreciated artist is himself at fault. Whiny, self obsessed, arrogant, spoiled is what he is. An artist needs to see himself in relation to society and history and try to find a place for his art in it only after he found...

At piano competitions some contestants come like lambs to the slaughter, some like captive animals, some like stubborn or spoiled children, some like robots prepared to recite data, some like wounded soldiers, some to experiment with repertoire, some about to fight, flight, or freeze, some...