Saturday, September 11, 2010

Interesting Advice

Vladimir Horowitz
As a young pianist, Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989), who afterwords became famous musician, met an already famous fellow of his Artur Schnabel (1882-1951).

Knowing that he will without doubt dedicate his life to concert appearances, Horowitz asked Schnabel to give him advice on what to do when he comes to those parts of composition that are the hardest to play.

What to do when you start loosing it? Start to mug! Make pinching and painful expressions ... It will certainly draw the attention of the audience from the music, “advised him Schnabel.

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