Episode 12: Robert Durso

“How early do you really need to be a virtuoso pianist to succeed as a pianist in life? At one time people assumed that the world was flat—by a function of agreement.”

Robert Durso, a beloved presence in the musical world, was filmed at home in Philadelphia. He discusses misconceptions about musical promotion in the world today, the importance of balance, the role of teaching in a musician’s life, and why he has devoted his life to teaching Dorothy Taubman's methods.  Durso describes his own encounters with the work and life of Dorothy Taubman and addresses the controversies surrounding her work. The episode ends with a performance excerpt of Bach-Kurtág.

Running time: 15 minutes

Posted on February 2, 2015 .