Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Pianism and Mental Instability

A thoughtful piece on music and child prodigies, with a particular focus on the intense pressues that they're often under. The author observes:

"Anyone who has had a prolonged conversation with such giants as Vladimir Horowitz, Claudio Arrau, John Ogdon or Glenn Gould (not to mention one or two young pianists on the international scene today) must be tempted to conclude that pianistic genius and a degree of mental instability go hand in hand."


1 comment:

Waterfall said...

Interesting little article. Thanks for posting it.