422 • Children of the Corn

"The last romantic pianist …" died in the 20th century.

So who is left? Aren’t we mostly playing, hearing, and promoting some sort of romanticized music and style in the 21st century? Who are then the septua-, octo-, and nonagenarian great pianists alive today "… the last modern pianists?"

And who are we then and our pianistic children? Not classical, nor romantic, nor modern pianists!

The future will term the next incarnation of our profession, pursued at institutions and promoted by agencies:
"The classical romantic pianist impersonator"

The corn field will be pleased.

See: Confusing realities
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