Oh how sweet it'd be, to be able to fly back to Milan just for one night from our temporary American exile and enjoy the genius that is Murray Perahia, who'll play Milan's Conservatorio Verdi tomorrow night.
"The more I realize I'm unable to break Bach's code, the more he fascinates me", says Maestro Perahia -- back in good health, thankfully! -- in today's Corriere della Sera (not online). "I understand Bach's religious temperament, its depth. But I always ask myself, what does Bach's music tells us about sorrow, about the love for life. It takes a lifetime to figure out that dualism. It's all about sadness and, simultaneously, the passion for being alive. I find that in Mozart's late works, and very strongly in Schubert: the knowledge of the nature of love, of human destiny".
k Murray that's really kewl now PLAY already m'kay thx bi
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