Monday, January 12, 2009


A fine write-up of pianist Jon Nakamatsu (who I recently heard in the Rach 3 and was totally unconvinced by):

"My plan was kind of a romantic notion. I would do the best I could on my own until I reached my mid-30s, then if nothing significant happened, I would play one last recital and invite all the people who cared about me and supported me," Nakamatsu said recently. Then he would walk away from the keyboard. "I wouldn’t want to be in it until I was bitter or angry. The business of music can be ugly."


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