Credo in Unum Deum

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Kissin’s getting old…

Not the baby face any more!  But he is still pretty good, although there are some silly mistakes here.  I heard a rumor that his technique rivals Horowitz… It is just hard for me to conceive of that.  Horowitz is just so fascinating.  Anyway, for your enjoyment, the aging (aging…what is he, 37 years old?) Kissin performing Beethoven’s Rage over a Lost Penny.


May 19, 2008 - Posted by | Music


  1. I must confess I cannot hear the “silly mistakes” to which you refer, other than a dropped note at 4:49; Kissin’s playing seems phenomenally accurate to me. Far more annoying and distracting is his very bad habit, shared by so many pianists these days, of mooning and grimacing while at the keyboard, so much so I have to close my eyes and just listen. In earlier times, part of a young virtuoso’s instruction included the now quaint sounding subject of “deportment.” Go over to YouTube to watch the numerous videos of Horowitz and Rubinstein and note their regal composure that, to me, enhances their already astounding virtuosity.

    I like your blog. I’m a newbie-Catholic, too, just this past Easter. What a joy it is!

    Comment by The Bovina Bloviator | May 21, 2008

  2. Rage is one of my favorite pieces. So I noticed some of the little glitches. Nothing big, but it would’ve cost him the gold, silver and bronze in a competition!
    Thanks for the compliment on the blog!

    Comment by Credo | May 21, 2008

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