The Globe's David Weininger interviewed violinist Christian Tetzlaff for today's edition. Tetzlaff, you'll remember, is half of tomorrow night's duo (Leif Ove Andsnes is the other half) concert at Jordan Hall. Here's a snippet of Weininger's column:
"'Intelligent,' 'rigorous,' 'serious-minded' are common descriptions
of his playing, and his interpretations of such 20th-century
heavyweights as Schoenberg, Berg, and Ligeti have drawn wide acclaim.
But don't call him an intellectual.
he says over the phone from Madrid when that label is proposed. 'You
picked the meanest and the worst word. I think I don't deserve that.'
He's laughing, but also quite serious that to him it conveys something
dry and soulless - certainly no compliment. In fact, to hear him talk
about his own artistry, he sounds like nothing so much as an
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