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La Scena Musicale Reviews Gabriela MonteroMay 30, 2014
La Scena Musicale’s Paul Evans Robinson Declares “Austin Loves Gabriela Montero!”
With the possible exception of organists, the art of improvisation is practically a lost art amongst classical musicians today. “Playing what the composer wrote” is the current mantra for so-called “serious” musicians, but this approach to a performance is often more of a hindrance than a key to illumination of a piece. We had a good example of exactly this in Austin last weekend.
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