By Michael Moriarty
web posted November 5, 2018
This week will be my yearly tribute to the miracle of Rachmaninoff's sacredly perfect Piano Concerto # 3! and, of course, its astounding performance by a most breath-takingly, yes, astoundingly holy.... yes, holy Goddess of the piano: OLGA KERN!
One of The Piano’s Deities
The ownership of a great piece of music by a soloist as miraculous as Olga Kern, that "ownership" is a sacred trust!
A SPIRITUAL COMMITMENT!!!
You can only recognize such a vocational obligation when you hear it!!!
Ms. Kern, a child surrounded by musicians in her Russian family, began her training in early childhood. Music and her profound sense of having been called to the piano by God Himself?!
That, of course, is my most enjoyably romantic impression!
There's nothing romantic about the hours it must have taken to liberate Ms. Kern's genius!!!!!
Her technique is so powerful it dismisses even the word "technique".
She owns the "Rock Three", as many call it, as if she had not only written it but also reinvented it with every new performance of it she gives.
I'm in awe! In completely defeated submission to Olga Kern's selfless commitment to the Herculean demands placed upon her by Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto!
No performance I've experienced, in any art form, can or has ever surpassed the God-like genius erupting from her Rock Three!!!!!!!!!!
Look for me to pay yearly tribute to her miracle and the pinnacle of Sergei Rachmaninoff's genius: his Third Piano Concerto!!!!
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.