Hey pianists, read more poetry!

The mind of the performing artist must be as cultured as that of the composer. Culture comes from the observation of many things: nature, architecture, science, sculpture, history, men and women, poetry. I advise aspiring pianists to read a great deal of poetry!

Wise words from Teresa Carreno, one of the greatest lady pianists of the past! As a child she met Liszt himself, who urged her to be true to her own individuality while pursuing her piano studies.

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