I have not made a lot of car journeys recently.
As a result I have missed listening to Classic FM.
The chat followed a recital of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. This was transcribed for piano by Alfred Cortot. Stephen Hough made 80 changes to this transcription, some of which corrected errors in Cortot’s version when compared to the original Bach fugue.
Listening to the conversation encouraged me to think again about the narratives we develop about performance in sport … and how we notate performance.
Two of Stephen’s recent blog posts caught my attention:
Fear or ecstasy? Overcoming performance anxiety (21 August)
This fellowship “is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person’s originality, insight, and potential.”
Stephen Hough (Frame Grab)