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‘Simplicity is everything. After having exhausted all the difficulties, after having played immense quantities of notes and more notes, then simplicity emerges with all its charm, like art’s final seal. Whoever wants to obtain this immediately will never achieve it: you can’t begin with the end. One has to have studied a lot, even tremendously, to reach this goal; it is no easy matter.’
from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004
extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
„Schlichtheit ist alles. Nachdem man alle Möglichkeiten durchgespielt hat, eine riesige Zahl von Tönen und noch mehr Tönen gespielt hat, dann erscheint die Schlichtheit mit ihrem ganzen Charme, wie der letzte Siegel der Kunst. Wer sie sofort beherrschen will, wird es niemals schaffen; man kann nicht mit dem Schluss beginnen. Man muss sehr viel, gar enorm, studiert haben, um bei diesem Ziel ankommen zu können; es ist keine leichte Angelegenheit.“
aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel
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'Listening to Joyce is strangely addictive. One cannot wait, as it were, to read the next chapter. She shares with Kreisler and Tauber the same unteac ...
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