Music Review – Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman – Pianists Let Intuition Take Over at Carnegie Hall – NYTimes.com
November 23rd, 2008
Music Review – Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman – Pianists Let Intuition Take Over at Carnegie Hall – NYTimes.com: “Playing piano-duo repertory when musicians can neither see each other’s hands nor easily give visual cues requires an ability, like that of synchronized swimmers, to execute unison passages and chords almost by intuition. Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, both exemplary musicians, are longtime friends (they live in the same Manhattan apartment building), and they offered an impressive display of congenial pianistic collaboration at Carnegie Hall on Friday.”
Oh my God! Suddenly I MISS Vienna, the music scene, while looking at this great photograph of these two great artists having so much FUN! I used to attend weekly recitals, the greatest of greats performed — all in walking distance! Long evening gown, jewelry, fur coat. Five minute walk to the tram, wait 5 minutes, tram ride 5 – 10 minutes, right there. you even survived the walk in heels. Blessed with the greatest music, live.
Here: Oh well, mostly memories — or 90 minute drive 1 way without traffic,….
Thank goodness for the Internet, most is at my fingertips now — forget walking distance….