Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great Regulars: "I never feel any composer is me,

I just feel it's like loving someone, that's what it feels like to me. I feel a bursting love for Brahms when I am playing his music, and love for Tchaikov­sky and, most of all, love for Beethoven."

That's it. Love. So simple. Yet not so ­simple. But there's another thing I've never understood. Why don't great musicians cry all the time? [Nicola] Benedetti admits she did once, while playing the third movement of Beethoven's Archd­uke Trio. "You are in touch with some new, unearthly spirituality that is so unbelievably powerful," she says.

from Bryan Appleyard: from The Sunday Times: Nicola Benedetti: A Bursting Love


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