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Vladimir Horowitz
(1903-1989) born on
Oct 01
Russian-US virtuoso pianist. He was a virtuoso pianist in the Romantic tradition who was known for his flawless technique and an almost orchestral quality of tone.
         
   
F
I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.

R
Your mind must control, but you must have heart . . . . Give your feeling free.
A
Played percussively, the piano is a bore. If I go to a concert and someone plays like that I have two choices: go home or go to sleep. The goal is to make the piano sing, sing, sing.
N
If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake.
K
I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. Never be afraid to dare.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In NY "Times," 8 Jan 1978.
R: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
   


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