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[1983 interview with The Globe and Mail of Canada, regarding his unemotional stage demeanor] You cannot lose your control physically and be precise as to what your hands do. Can you imagine a surgeon operating on somebody, and swooning and looking up at the ceiling and being very excited about it? The patient would die. That is what happens in music too. The patient dies, because there's too much...
He appeared as a soloist with the world's leading orchestras, played recitals on famous stages, and made many recordings. He was a Romantic specialist, most closely associated with Schumann, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.