I haven’t touched my piano in months. The tuning is long overdue. I shirk those responsibilities.
Now, while looking for something completely unrelated, I stumbled upon this video, a recording of Patrick playing Chopin from 2014.
He hadn’t touched a piano in several years, perhaps since November 2011 at Jack and Vera’s, yet he was able to sight-read the entire piece. Yes, there were a few minor oops. Yes, the piano was as out-of-tune then as it is now (and it’s not a superb instrument to begin with.)
Still, I’m still amazed that he can look at the dots and lines and squiggles and turn them into something amazing, from something written by a guy who has been dead for over 100 years.
Here’s the video: