Pires: Let’s think how we can do better in future

The great pianist, emerging from retirement and in countryside isolation, issues a strong personal appeal for the safety of the world. I don’t thikn I’ve seen her make a speech before.

 

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  • RW2013 says:

    And what did we think of this World Piano Day?

  • geoff says:

    She is a wonderful person and a great artist. Thank you DG for bringing her to us.

  • William says:

    If only politicians could be as direct as this composer and pianist. Real engagement addresses the issues and works for resolution. Politicians seek only to hold their line.

    We should all be seeking cathartic renewal at this time!

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    So beautiful. Stay safe, everyone.

  • MezzoLover says:

    MJP is not only a great pianist, she is also a fighter and a humanitarian. I believe this is why Beethoven’s music so resonates with her.

    Compared to other great pianists, she may have a more limited repertoire (due to the fact that she has “small hands and not much weight” – her words, not mine, and the video proves it if any such proof is necessary), but anything she chooses to play she does it with the utmost freshness and luminosity.

    Maravilhosa!

    • RW2013 says:

      “(due to the fact that she has “small hands and not much weight” – her words, not mine, and the video proves it if any such proof is necessary)”

      She certainly struggled with the Pathetique…

  • Edgar Self says:

    Pires is more than a pianist, though an extremely fine one. She engages in social work, ran a factory and children’s school near her home in eastern Portugal, near Extremadura in Spain, where another great pianist, Esteban Sanchez, comes from. In other walks or even this one she is satesmanesque and does things or gets them done. Alicia de Larrocha also said “I have small hands. Everything about me is small.” Not! They are both big,.

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