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.

Classical music at the turn of the 20th century, before the great schism, was, amongst many other things, a comprehensive reflection of the culture of its day. The older generation was personally connected with the musical traditions of the imminent past and the younger generation...

Such a short distance from a great to a mediocre performance in the hands of a good pianist! The communicative experience of an interpretation depends only 20% on execution and 80% on character and concept. Execution ability is only the top of the iceberg. An educated artistic...

We don't need to support or encourage entertainment as it has a natural tendency of flourishing like weeds. Art, on the other hand, needs careful cultivation, like a precious garden....

Think of a popular melody and imagine how it would look like in notation. The particularities and idiosyncrasies of interpretation are between the notes and have to be discovered. Melodies of the classical repertoire have to be grasped in the same manner! You have to...