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    He's my today favorite pianist. What do you think about him?

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    Precious and pretty.
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    Terrific piano player. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

    ‘It will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end!’

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    Stunning playing.
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    New young talent - good to see someone like this out there.

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    Great talent, still learning how to use it to best effect. I found his Beethoven 3 at this year's Proms showy and self-conscious.
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    He seems to care a lot about his recordings are sequenced. I really was enthralled by the Debussy/Rameau disc, and I particularly enjoy the Bach works that traditionally are heard on Organ, with his larger than life sonority. It was interesting therefore to hear him at the Proms in that cavernous acoustic. I think Paavo Jarvi was brought in at the last minute to replace another conductor and there seemed to be some balance and coordination issues, and who knows, perhaps he was a bit rattled, but the performance seemed to improve as it went along

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    Terrific piano player. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    In positive or negative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackRance View Post
    In positive or negative?
    Very positive. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

    ‘When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!‘

    ‘It will be alright in the end. If it’s not alright, it’s not the end!’

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