Lazar Berman was incomparable in Liszt. I met a pupil of his some years
ago who told me that in the music room the only ornament was a bust of
Liszt. When people argue with me about beauty and delicacy in decorations
at speed, I play them Berman in the Tarantella from 'Annees...'. They
are invariably shocked into silence., usually followed by comments like
"I never dreamed anyone could play it like that!"