[lit-ideas] Re: Back to Hegel (and further back to Aristotle)

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 02:12:34 -0500

>>Given that Michelangeli believed that he could 'transcendentally' affect the quality of the sound of the notes once he had played them, one wonders on what characteristics such testimonial was based.

Well you know Bechsteins have that zooming golden sound opening up, whereas Steinways are more steel and velvet dark wood rooted in earth.

People who gloss over Michelangeli as a control freak don't realize how he controlled every onstage gesture, every aspect of his personal appearance--and restricted his repertoire only to those pieces he played perfectly. The ultimate artistic fussbudget...

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