Vladimir Horowitz

An amazing gift...an amazing humility...an amazing person. This describes the man who inspired me as a teenager to pursue the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff. But the inspiration only came from what I could find of him in books and sheet music long before the technology revolution occurred to give us immediate access to whatever our hearts desire.

Today, I went on youtube and discovered a documentary about him. Any and every serious piano player should invest his or her time in watching this video. Not to become a classical piano virtuoso, but to see what a 'great' encompasses, even in his senior years. He is a master with technique, rhapsody, lyrical interpretation, and absolute dominance over the instrument. He is sure to change how you view your instrument throughout the rest of your journey. I can guarantee it!

Jamar Jones