Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In the footsteps of Rubén González

A precociously talented and witty jazz player, like all top Cuban music graduates Fonseca has the discipline and prodigious classical repertoire of a Soviet-influenced system that prizes memory and virtuosity. On stage with Ferrer he often put this to good use, bringing the crowd to their feet in Moscow by veering off mid-solo into Tchaikovsky, and in Warsaw by sliding into Chopin.


A nice profile of two pianists working in the long shadow of Gonzalez.  Read the rest here.

Currently listening to: Jean Sibelius - Devotion (Ab imo pectore), Op. 77 No. 2

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