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Garrick Ohlsson and the Takács Quartet

Garrick Ohlsson and the Takács

More emotion and less excess?

posted 10/1/2002

I am no fan of the piano playing of Garrick Ohlsson. I admit that he has astounding technique, amazing stamina, and great taste in what he plays. And I acknowledge that he is admired and even adored by Ann Arbor audiences. But I find his playing fatally egotistic and terminally narcissistic. Why does Ohlsson, after every two-hour Chopin concert, feel it

 
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