Monday, May 30, 2011

Ernst Bacon on Music Performance

"How you begin a piece is everything.  It is in the first bar that you establish your art with the listener.  Some there are who arrive at their tempo and tone level only after some desultory bars have passed.  Such vacillation proves to be costly.  There remains more to recover than has been lost; like reestablishing a good name after a misdeed."

- Notes on the Piano by Ernst Bacon, page 14

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