10.22.13 | Bipolarity
Iago takes on multiple personalities throughout the course of Shakespeare’s Othello, therefore it is difficult to discern his true character, as his actions are mainly shaped by his motives. I find a resemblance in the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Even though he writes beautiful phrase transitions, one may find himself/herself questioning how the transition was done so seamlessly, but slightly episodically.
A fine example of this is his third Piano Concerto, the apex of Romantic piano literature. Alexis Weissenberg presents a most convincing interpretation. It is a shame that the recording is discontinued.