10 January 2013


Well, well, pretty serious Liszt and Chopin listening streak in progress. Falling in love with Martha Argerich all over again.

Some folder reorganization / file re-tagging on the devices, too.

Fun Glenn Gould quote of the day:  “Schoenberg does not write against the piano, but neither can he be accused of writing for it.”

Was leafing through A Natural History of the Piano the other day. Chap walks up, notes title, and remarks, “What would a natural history of the piano be? Talk about wood, sources of felt, &c.?”  He was dead right, of course, and at first I suggested simply that the adjective natural be dropped . . . but the book were better titled A Social History. That were le mot juste.

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