Monday, April 27, 2009

Fireworks




Last week was a hellishly busy one around here (four concerts, three interview features, a handful of news stories) so I skipped Friday's Berkeley recital by Krystian Zimerman despite my unbridled awe at his artistry. Big mistake. Not only does it turn out that this was his final U.S. tour for the foreseeable future (who knew?) but evidently he had some weighty stuff on his mind, to judge from this report of Sunday's recital in L.A. Nothing so overtly dramatic happened up here — I checked — but it would've been good to witness that kind of passion in action.

3 Comments:

At 4/28/2009 9:58 AM, Blogger pjwv said...

I missed the Friday recital as well (I was at Athalia), but something similar happened when he was here in 2006: he had to switch his program because his Steinway had "disappeared" for five days, courtesy of Homeland Security. He made some remarks then about the US military, which of course most of us in Berkeley applauded. But there seems to be a pattern of inconveniencing him, and I can't blame him for not wanting to put up with it.

 
At 5/03/2009 1:50 PM, Blogger anzu said...

I think I met you at a BANG yesterday, but don't remember what you looked like and had no idea you were you. I had no idea you were a BANGer! (Sorry for the irrelevant post. I didn't know where else to post.) Small world. . .

 
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