People like to talk about William Kapell but at always make me confused. I did not know Kapell, I heard his recordings, and they did very little to me. The one album that I felt was “keeper” was Kapell’s “Pictures…” from 1951. It was not end of the world but good. Anyhow, I never cared about Kapell…
A few weeks back a local guy asked me what I felt about Kapell and I felt that I do not even know who it was. He informed me that “it is time for me to discover William Kapell”. A few days back he brought a pile of CD with a half does of Kapell’s best selections. I spans the last 3-4 days littering William Kapell and I have to tell you that the more I list him the more I do not like him. Kapell has this strange quality of “doubts” when/where to hit the keys. When he plays I do not feel in him a confidence that his play is a declarative statement but rather it is some sort of “patting of musicality” – I find it amusing for sort experience but very annoying in the long run.
In the end, playing a lot of William Kapell this week I realized that I do not like him.
Rgs, Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche