On 08/06/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
> These quotes are evidence of people being willing to FIGHT for
> UNCOMPROMISED EXCELLENCE. The results resonate through time. We should
> all hope for a boss, teacher, mentor or parent who's vehement about
> RIP to that whole generation of excellence-seekers.
Perhaps this attitude is now possible only for soloists or small chamber
On the live versus studio question, I heard recently that Rachmaninoff's
playing was much more passionate in concert than in the studio. Alas, he
would not allow any recording or broadcasting of his concerts. There are
still people around who heard him play.
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