蕭邦:最像貓的作曲家 The Pianist Jeremy Denk on the Joys of Chopin, Our Most Catlike Composer
The New York Times, August 04, 2017
accessed August 7, 2017
●美國當今名鋼琴家和音樂散文家 Jeremy Denk 如是說。
●Chopin was sensitive like a cat.
● Liszt …had many virtues but was never as subtle or tasteful as Chopin: He was an enthusiastic, friendly dog, often too eager to please.
●The quintessential Chopin gesture is to mark a bass note staccato while instructing you to put down the pedal. Why would you play short and then let the sound linger?...It creates a different timbre, and a different meaning：a release that remains. The foundation, the deepest note, is left as light, pillowy：a perfect analogue to cat’s paw, the sense of grace that lifts from below.
Excerpted by Chong-Pin Lin August 7, 2017