Post by HT
Thanks to one of Steve's URLs I stumbled upon a recording by the Russian/American pianist Bakk - completely unknown to me. YT has more by him but this Scarlatti sonata takes little time to listen to and is as informative as the complete Rachmaninoff #2 sonata.
Are there pupils of him on RMCR and, if so, are they willing to share their information with us about this imo remarkable pianist?
Maybe he didn't have any pupils?
This article certainly doesn't seem to suggest he did very well in that
department -- or any other department careerwise.
The final paragraph:
"I don't understand the American style of life," he says. "Everybody
says they like music, but no one really seems to want it. I have no job,
no students -- I have an absolutely empty life. I want to give; I don't
want to get something. I want to know another kind of happiness."
But then the article is from 1994, so things may have changed for the