December 11, 2013
"Serkin told me a story once about a monk. He was playing in Japan, I believe, and after a couple of hours of practicing somewhere in a monastery that happened to have a piano, he suddenly became aware that somebody was there. It was a monk, who told him that he had been observing for two hours and said, 'I think I recognize what you do; it seems to be very much like what we do.'"
Richard Goode (quoted in Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber, Rudolf Serkin: A Life)
Posted December 11, 2013 12:00 AM