Sometime last week I read about Grigory Sokolov , a Russian pianist who some have opined is "the greatest pianist alive" -- just an opinion;
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2:I also enjoyed Sokolov's playing of
The prodigious and articulate pianist James Rhodes has written a lively tribute in the Spectator magazine to the eccentric Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, who lives in Madrid. James calls him ‘the greatest living pianist’, an appellation that is hard to prove since Sokolov makes few recordings, lives a sheltered life and doesn’t go out much.
He especially won’t go to London since that would mean attending the consulate in person in order to obtain a visa.
Many moons ago, I wrote a blog post about haiku , which I am quite proud about - if only because there is no other post at this blog which...