My Many Years   (ARTHUR  RUBINSTEIN)   (0-394-42253-8)
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My Many Years   (ARTHUR  RUBINSTEIN)   (0-394-42253-8)
B1395. ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN. My Many Years [Autobiography]. New York, Knopf, 1980. 626pp. Index; Photos; DJ. - 0-394-42253-8

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Rubinstein believed that a foremost danger for young pianists is to practice too much. Rubinstein regularly advised that young pianists should practice no more than three hours a day. ‘I was born very, very lazy and I don't always practice very long’, he said, ‘but I must say, in my defense, that it is not so good, in a musical way, to overpractice. When you do, the music seems to come out of your pocket. If you play with a feeling of 'Oh, I know this,' you play without that little drop of fresh blood that is necessary – and the audience feels it’. Of his own practice methods, he said, ‘At every concert I leave a lot to the moment. I must have the unexpected, the unforeseen. I want to risk, to dare. I want to be surprised by what comes out. I want to enjoy it more than the audience. That way the music can bloom anew. It's like making love. The act is always the same, but each time it's different’."

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