Knowing I couldn’t make it to Verbier this year – too much else going on – I had dinner with Menahem Pressler and his daughter Edna while they were in London the week before last.
For a man of 91 who underwent major heart surgery in Boston seven months ago, Menahem has lost none of his boyish innocence and enthusiasm. For a man who spent 55 years of his life driving across America and Europe as part of a piano trio, he looks forward to each solo engagement with boundless amazement and gratitude.
Medici TV have just put his Verbier recital online. Like the headline says, you gotta watch. Click here.
Coming up: A date with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Thielemann in October. Unmissable.
(I’ll be in the US, dammit.)