Alex Ross on Ivan Moravec

Alex Ross has a beautifully succinct piece on his blog in memory of Czech pianist Ivan Moravec, who died today.

Click on the link, and play the video: Suk’s Longing. Self-effacing, beautiful playing. Reminded me of Glenn Gould’s description of how he played Brahms’ Intermezzi, “as though I were really playing for myself, but left the door open.”