I saw you too! It took me until the middle of the Stravinsky to find you
Here is my contribution to world knowledge for the day:
did you know that when sitting BEHIND the piano in a concerto setting a
single french horn is louder? Far, far louder.
Like you I didn't hear any wrong notes, but I didn't
hear any right ones either. Oh well, it was an experiment after all. On the other hand, I could
see his hands quite clearly, so that part at least was good. Also it was fun to watch the conductor
dance and prance and watch his facial expressions. You may not have heard it where you were
sitting but he also added quite a few loud grunts to the music
One other funny thing about sitting
behind the orchestra is that Kissin was if I'm not mistaken flirting with one of the violinists in the
I saw Emanuel Ax do this too a few months ago, not the same girl of course.
Maybe that's a technique to put the orchestra at ease or something.
Oh yeah, that Chopin Kissin played for his encore was amazing! It was like the piano was just a toy for him it looked so effortless.
Regarding the way he played with his hair and cuffs, it was HOT H-O-T hot up there. He was
sweating as were all the musicians and all the people up in the terrace where I was. My girlfriend
almost had to sit outside.