Criticising the critics 5: pianist says no-one should write about musicmain
There’s an odd piece in the Telegraph by the US pianist Jonathan Biss, in which he seems to be arguing that, since it’s impossible to convey music in words, everybody ought to just shut up and listen. I hope he’s writing tongue in cheek, though I fear not. The piece sounds like a publicist working overtime on Biss’s Beethoven cycle. See what you make of it.
Myself, I can hardly bring myself to write about the Biss cycle after reading his strictures.