Alec Nevala-Lee

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Hector Berlioz

[Knowing how to play the piano] might have been the greatest use to me; but when I consider the appalling number of miserable musical platitudes to which the piano has given birth, which would never have seen the light had their authors been confined to pen and paper, I feel grateful to the happy chance which forced me to compose freely and in silence, and has thus delivered me from the tyranny of the fingers, so dangerous to thought, and from the fascination which the ordinary sonorities always exercise on a composer.

Hector Berlioz, Memoirs

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February 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

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  1. Like any other sound producing thing, the piano is just a tool.


    February 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

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