THE PROFOUND MUSICIAN
"In order to attain the heights of musical expression, it is necessary to make a close study of human passions and of the language of Nature herself."
- Alfred Cortot quoting Jean-Jacques Rousseau
CORTOT'S INTERPRETATIVE APPROACH
"Let your fingers translate your ideas -
you will then become an interpreter, not merely a performer."
- Alfred Cortot
POETIC RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
"Cortot said that anyone who analyses the harmony and the structure of a piece, without touching its character, becomes a post mortem surgeon -
makes an analysis to something which is already dead."
- Pnina Salzman about Alfred Cortot