"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
A post about a Lincoln Center performance reminded me I should take advantage of the new embedded tweet feature to capture my impressions of a recent Kennedy Center performance.
Tsujii at #KenCen: good in Chopin; great in Liszt. Schumann leaves me cold. 200 years later I wish Marion Barry could tell him 2 get over it— Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) May 1, 2010
So I started searching my Twitter stream and found some more. This from a performance by Cedric Tiberghien in September.
Tsujii magnificent in "Pictures..." at #kencen. Seen many pianists I wished would scale back. This first I've seen who needs big pieces.— Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) May 1, 2010
Kennedy Center opener. Straightforward, muscular Chopin in first half; Ravel and Debussy to look forward to.— Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) September 26, 2009
Chopin a miracle and mystery. Wide dynamics, wild tempos, disparate melodies. Seems like a frenzied mess, but always coheres, solid, calm.— Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) September 26, 2009