Way to End
SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you?
Way to End: Cziffra and, as a consequence, Liszt. When I was very young, my father bought a cd of Liszt played by Cziffra. It was the Hungarian Rhapsodies. I was so struck by the way piano was played, there was something special I cannot describe, maybe because I was so young. It sounded like some improvisation but still there was a goal, something going on...Well, the fact that I can remember it even now, so many years later, it was my first shock in music.