Desert Island Music

If I were stranded on a desert island today the music that would top my list currently for permanent listening would be Arthur Rubinstein’s album which includes Chopin’s four Ballades and four Scherzos and Abbey Simon’s “Ravel, Complete Music for Solo Piano.”

I could spend months (if not years) content with just this music.

More on Heinrich Neuhaus

Continuing on the theme of the last post…
Heinrich Neuhaus typifies the sort of musician I admire most.
He faced adversity and disappointments with great resilience and tenacity.
In my opinion, the most important mission is to be productive despite setbacks because, in the end, effort and intention count for everything.

I very much like the modest self appraisal Heinrich Neuhaus gave himself:

“As a pianist-fair,
As a musician-good,
As an artist- excellent,
As a human- being-inclined to good.”

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