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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...
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.