Fascinating story abour Peter Serkin

Posted by: pianoloverus

Fascinating story abour Peter Serkin - 08/21/13 06:08 PM

I was googling "Lee Luvisi" because of a recent thread by OSK and came across this remarkable story from the Wiki article about Peter Serkin(who studied with Luvisi):

"In 1968, shortly after marrying and becoming a father, Peter Serkin decided to stop playing music altogether. In the winter of 1971, he, his wife, and baby daughter Karina moved to a small rural town in Mexico. About eight months later, on a Sunday morning, Serkin heard the music of Johann Sebastian Bach being broadcast over the radio from a neighbour's house. As he listened, he says, "It became clear to me that I should play." He returned to the U.S. and began his musical career anew.[2]"
Posted by: carey

Re: Fascinating story abour Peter Serkin - 08/21/13 06:36 PM

Yup - I read that article yesterday myself. I found it interesting because I heard Serkin perform immediately before his "sabbatical" and a couple of years after he "resumed" his career. I can't recall when I've ever heard him play Bach, however. wink