24. February 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Quotes

Experience has taught me that powerful hands capable of performing whatever is most rapid and light are not always those which show to best advantage in tender and expressive pieces, and I declare in all good faith that I am more pleased with what moves me than with what astonishes me.

François Couperin, L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin, Paris, 1716

(Thanks, James Roe!)

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