Wednesday, 20 January 2021
quote [ In Ravel’s two-piano version of his Introduction and Allegro, he calls for a mysterious “third hand ad lib.” to perform an impossible trill—a part that could only be executed by an especially daring page turner, reaching across the keyboard and right into the middle of the action. ]
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
Action in classical music: thumb is Maurizio Pollini clinging onto the page while sweating through a Stockhausen piece.
There are multiple GIFs sprinkled through the article but none of them would load for me. Makes you wonder what they were about.