Interview with Pianists

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During the course of writing the book I had the chance to speak to several professional pianists who have had a relationship with the G Minor Ballade. In the book there are excerpts of advice and insight from Alfred Brendel, Daniel Baremboim, Imogen Cooper, Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Emmanuel Ax, Stephen Hough, William Howard, Ronan O’Hora, Noriko Ogawa, Lucy Parham, Leif Ove Andsnes, William Fong, Michael Shak, Boris Bereovsky and others…

In some cases I simply took notes; with others I made audio recordings. With some subjects I whipped out my little Kodak HD camera and asked them to speak to camera…