Enter Prince Hamlet
To be, or what? And where is the question?
Whether 'tis nobler - I would ask you - whether
'tis nobler? Well, to sleep or not to sleep?
To sleep, perchance to dream. What dreams may come?
I'll dream about the pianist. He'll be playing
The piano. He'll be playing on and on,
I'll be asleep, but listening to him,
And he - he will be playing, playing, playing.
And he'll be good at playing. And composing.
And playing all that stuff he has composed.
And I'll be listening, and he'll be playing -
He'll play his piano on and on and on,
And lose the name of action.
Good my lord,
How does your honour for this many a day?
Let's better listen to Batagov once again.
Radio BBC characterized him as one of the most unusual and significant musicians of his generation. Anton Batagov, born October 10, 1965 in Moscow, studied with Anna Kantor at the Gnessin...
10 октября 1965
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Radio BBC characterized him as one of the most unusual and significant musicians of his generation. Anton Batagov, born October 10, 1965 in Moscow, studied with Anna Kantor at the Gnessin School (piano) and with Tatiana Nikolayeva at the Moscow Conservatory (piano and composition). Prize-winner at four competitions: Concertino-Prague (1981), the All-Soviet Piano Competition (1985), the Tchaikovsky Competition (1986) and the Sydney International Piano Competition (1988). Performances in Russia, most European countries and the U.S.A. His creative position is opposite that of a "philarmonic tuxedo musician". A focal point of Batagov's concepts is its link to the post-Cagean philosophy, which cancels boundaries between the notions performance and composition by viewing all existing musical practices, from ancient music to rock / pop culture, as potential elements which might be used when performing / composing virtually any piece of music.…