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#1753024 - 09/15/11 03:16 PM Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist
vlhorowitz Offline
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Registered: 09/29/07
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Part II with Koji Attwood (thracozaag) has just been published here:

http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-francisco/interview-with-pianist-koji-attwood-part-ii

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#1753078 - 09/15/11 04:52 PM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: vlhorowitz]
AldenH Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
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Loc: Texas
Great read, some interesting points. Thanks for posting!

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#1753239 - 09/15/11 10:56 PM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: vlhorowitz]
Emanuel Ravelli Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 716
Loc: Virginia
Nicely done, Koji. I especially liked the anecdote about Kapell threatening bodliy harm to a critic who panned Horowitz. Reminds me of the story about Harry Truman doing likewise to Paul Hume, the longtime music critic of the Washington Post, when Hume had some unkind things to say about Truman's daughter's singing. Personally, I think Kapell had a better excuse for his outrage.
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#1753405 - 09/16/11 08:37 AM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 1981
Loc: Salt Lake City
Thank you Emanuel! As Anna Lou (laughing all the time telling me the story) relayed it, she literally threw herself in front of Willy, and Istomin held the critic (Jay Harrison) at bay and they beat a hasty exit. What a scene that must have been!
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#1753408 - 09/16/11 08:44 AM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: Thracozaag]
Hank Drake Offline
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Registered: 05/31/01
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Great interview. Glad to hear you're a fellow Benno fan.
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The composers want performers be imaginative, in the direction of their thinking--not just robots, who execute orders.
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#1753453 - 09/16/11 10:28 AM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 4690
Loc: not somewhere over the rainbow

You have to get to the point where you trust your own instincts. You learn very quickly that sometimes you have to sit there and just take it. But eventually, you need to trust your instincts – that which makes your playing unique, and you have to go with that. Whether it’s repertoire choices, freedom or tempo choices, you have to go with it. You need to please yourself, because you can’t please everyone. That’s really the only advice – not very practical, but it’s important.


THANK you for that!
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"The eyes can mislead, the smile can lie, but the shoes always tell the truth."

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#1753496 - 09/16/11 11:24 AM Re: Interview with Juilliard/Curtis pianist [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3546
Loc: US
This is wonderful, Koji! Great, insightful stuff -- I love Kapell's playing as well. His recording of Chopin's Third Sonata is the benchmark for this piece imo.
So nice to see you are getting this well-deserved attention.

Sophia

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