By Jacob Stockinger
She was a small woman with small hands – but nonetheless she became a giant of late 20th-century pianism and played some of the most difficult repertoire with total mastery.
Alicia de Larrocha has died at 86.
Here are links to two obituaries:
More appreciations are sure to appear.
Myself, I will listen to her recordings of Albeniz and Granados, which remain unsurpassed, and maybe some Mozart.
And I will think of her especially during “The Maiden and the Nightingale.”
She was both.
Any thoughts about her passing?
The Ear wants to hear.