Krystian Zimerman

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Terrorist Pianos of Doom!

Arthur Silber

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/04/what-led-to-krystian-zimermans-surprising-performance-walkouts-.html

May 29, 2009

Toward the end of last month, a noteworthy incident occurred in the classical music life of Los Angeles:

this would be his last American appearance -- in protest of the nation's military policies overseas.

In a low voice that could not be heard throughout the auditorium, Zimerman, universally considered among the world's finest pianists, made reference to Guantanamo Bay and U.S. military policies toward Poland.

"Get your hands off my country," he said.