It's one thing to hear beautiful music on a recording or in the concert hall. But by listening to this podcast you will get far more insight into how music works, and how musicians think and feel. This is an honest weekly diary describing one pianist's grappling with the Chopin etudes, some of the most charming, profound and difficult pieces in the literature. It is articulate, funny, truthful, and insightful, and most importantly, it rescues Chopin from the relative sterility of the formal recital hall, and turns his work into a living breathing art to be worked through and experienced. Highly recommended, whether you're looking for inspiration in your own practicing, or just want some insight into how an artist works.