Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Krystian Zimerman

An encore playing superstar who ought to leave Glenn Gould to Glen Gould.

Zimerman is famous for modifying his instrument to his own specifications, but it’s not every day you see a Steinway transformed in front of your very eyes...But the rationale behind the emaciated Glenn Gould-like tone of his Bach keyboard was questionable....why reduce your vehicle to a hard-edged, pseudo-period instrument and then romanticise the music out of recognition?
Good question.


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