HK, I LOVE that girl's attitude. The world comes fully customizable. Bartok knew what Bartok wanted to hear, and that's one brand of consumption. To me, it's beautiful when a piece can spawn new interpretations. That reveals the underlying integrity of the original work.

For instance, I love Debussy's "Fille aux cheveux de lin"... the way I interpret it, which is considerably more rubato, has more murky pedalling, and more dynamic, Rachmaninoffian coloratura. My piano, my fingers, my rules. Sure, I can play it straight up, but it's not what my soul would have me do.

What is to give light must endure burning.