Aspects de Chopin Alfred Cortot 6/18/20

June 18, 2020

I read this book in Japanese before (Japanese title misses “aspects” and just “Chopin”), but English translation is much better. Somehow the Japanese translator tried so hard to make it really complicated and difficult to understand… I practiced Cortot’s “Rational Principles of Pianoforte Technique” every day when I was young! He was one of the best Chopin interpreter. He was a teacher of Dinu Lipatti who is my personal hero! We can’t talk about pianism without Cortot. He formed a trio with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals.

This book contains full of his affection to Chopin. He follows Chopin’s compositions, personality, relationships and works. If you love Chopin’s music, you will enjoy reading this book!