V I C T O R I A

 

T Z O T Z K O V A

Pianist  and  Researcher

“... One of my favorite pieces of advice is the following: play a note, or several notes simultaneously... and hold them until the ear ceases to detect even the slightest vibration of the strings, in other words, until the tone has completely died away...

...If you are a musician, and a pianist, and that means that you love the sound of the piano, then this messing about with a single sound, a beautiful piano sound, this listening to the wonderful trembling of the ‘silver’ string, is already a great delight...”  


           -  Heinrich Neuhaus
                               Pianist and pedagogue,who taught at the

             Moscow Conservatory for several decades,

                                        beginning in 1922

 

 

“...The way that she would put her finger down, in a Russian way, of just the finger. The liveliness of the finger. And produce a ‘b’ flat. And you wanted to faint...”
 

                               - Attributed to composer Morton Feldman,

                                  describing his piano teacher, Mme.Press

© 2018 Victoria Tzotzkova

 

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