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ALFRED
CORTOT

1877-1962

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

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CORTOT'S INTERPRETATIVE APPROACH

"Let your fingers translate your ideas -
you will then become an interpreter, not merely a performer."

- Alfred Cortot

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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

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