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09.9.11

From Avi Steinberg’s conversation in The Paris Review:

I began to listen to Schubert’s chamber music and I began to realize that this was another dear friend. I could sniff under his music, what was underground. I could sense, like a dog, or like a pig, what was going on. And I fell deeply in love with Schubert’s sonatas and quartets and piano pieces. Schubert is one of the most honest artists I know.

To be clear, he listened to late Verdi operas while drawing the book. But I like the way he speaks about Schubert better.