“It sounded almost like it was written out in advance.”

James Garson, an American philosopher, took Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, the virtuoso sitarist, to a concert of Bach’s Cello Suites as performed by the great Mstislav Rostropovich.

Asked afterward if he enjoyed the concert, Banerjee said, “He played out of tune the entire time; he didn’t develop any of the themes; and it sounded almost like the music was written out in advance.” (This story is told by Kathleen Marie Higgins in The Music Between Us.)

Here are some guys who play in tune.

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2 Responses to “It sounded almost like it was written out in advance.”

  1. Pingback: In remembrance of Pt Nikhil Banerjee (14.10.1931 – 27.1.1986) … « IMC – India meets Classic presents …

  2. “It sounded almost like it was written out in advance.
    | Billy and Dad’s Music Emporium” was a remarkable article, can’t wait to look at much more of ur postings. Time to squander several time online hehe. Regards -Jeff

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