Monday, October 02, 2006
"Music" -> Artist Murray Perahia
Murray Perahia's command of the keyboard is staggering. Pick up his Chopin: 24 Études, Op. 10 & Op. 25, and be prepared to be humbled. These pieces normally make grown men cry and little girls run for shelter. Perahia humbles even the greats from the past with his command of the piano.
In 1972, he [Perahia] won the fourth Leeds Piano Competition, helping to cement its reputation for advancing the careers of young pianistic talent. Dr. Fanny Waterman recalls...Horszowski had phoned her prior to the competition, announcing that he would enter the winner.
Frederic wrote his pieces for such a man as this.