Marc-Andre Hamelin

Marc-Andre Hamelin

As far as the style, I can't say there is one definite style. I probably feel most comfortable writing in a tonal idiom, with considerable, if not extreme chromaticism.More Marc-Andre Hamelin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whenever I record something, I always believe that it's worthy of inclusion in the pantheon, and I would certainly like pianists to pay more attention to it. I think it's ridiculous now, because the range of repertoire - or what's considered 'safe' - is so narrow, even though there are pianists who are really trying to push the envelope. There is still a lack of attention, and there's no reason for it. The piano repertoire is so rich, with so many wonderful things that still are not given their due.More Marc-Andre Hamelin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The process of putting intangible thoughts into an imperfect system of notation - which is difficult enough, depending on your ideas - acquaints you with how best to express your ideas so that it is as clear as possible to the performer.More Marc-Andre Hamelin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's the vision of the composer that we have to determine, and not the absolute mathematical adherence of the score. In my experience, there have been occasions where I feel that a composer has not notated something as they meant to have it represented.More Marc-Andre Hamelin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think anybody who's willing to really sink their teeth into a work like the Hammerklavier, which is a very interesting, different experience, should look instead at something like the Sonata by Paul Dukas, which, in my opinion, is a real marvel.More Marc-Andre Hamelin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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