Being described as an intellectual is always a handicap for a performing artist. It’s damning with faint praise, because the implication is that the things that really matter – spontaneity and passion – are missing.
If there’s one musician who proves just how wrong-headed this opposition is between heart and brain, it’s the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini.


The Telegraph

Being described as an intellectual is always a handicap for a performing artist. It’s damning with faint praise, because the implication is that the things that really matter – spontaneity and passion – are missing.

If there’s one musician who proves just how wrong-headed this opposition is between heart and brain, it’s the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini.

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