Started working on Chopin Scherzo 4 yesterday. It will take time and diligence, but everything will be squarely manageable except for all those pp thirds near the end. How I will ever get those to sound like anything more graceful than an idling engine without one of its sparkplugs is beyond me.
Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the heart of man.
When I think of Liszt as a creative artist, he appears before my eyes rouged, on stilts, and blowing into Jericho trumpets fortissimo and pianissimo.