I know, I’ve already posted today, but for once I am throwing caution to the wind… and rain and damp and generally crappy weather that Berlin is enduring this summer. No wonder I spend so much time chained to my computer.
Anyway… the so-called classical music ‘industry’ these days leaves me a bit cold. Too many technicians, too few musicians. Which makes Benjamin Grosvenor something of a miracle. He is an Englishman and an ‘old school’ piano player who produces the most delicious sound I think I have ever heard from a piano. Forget Lang Lang, et al, think Horowitz and Richter; Ben is the real deal.
Sadly, the Chopin Nocturne available on YouTube is one I’m not fond of, so instead I decided to post this unashamedly virtuosic showpiece from the first Prom of the year because it’s such fun, and some Liszt. But seek out his Chopin, you won’t regret it. (By the way, he’s 19.)