I have always thought that my ear is also very influenced by my eyes.
A lot of it just has to do with luck, serendipity.
I usually only play with very close friends.
Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players.
All of us love applause, and so we should - it means that the listener likes us!
Even if you don't like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway.
Everybody makes his path differently.
Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.
How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to.
If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job.
It is wonderful to see how happy all my friends in the LA Philharmonic are in their new home.
Everyone is different. Sometimes it's very exciting; sometimes very scary.
I have been coming to Los Angeles since 1975 to perform.
The sheer force of the music calls for a wild audience reaction.
We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud.
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