Sort 60 His artistic nature

Géza Anda’s approach to music was shaped by the typically broad training provided by the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and was determined by a rational, extremely detailed, lucid analysis of the musical text at hand. Both as a performing musician and as a teacher, he placed importance on the most exact examination of the score before then setting himself free of it in order to attain a highly individual, personal interpretation of the music: “If you want to interpret a work, you can’t learn it”, he said; “you have to become completely at one with it”.