In mr. Morrisons review of Alfred Brendels Liszt reissue in the January 2012 issue he ends with some - quite irrelevant - remarks on how Earl Wild describes Mr. Brendel in his rambling, but quite funny and wicked brick of an autobiography. While I agree with mr. Morrison that Brendel is not "a musician with a severe limitation" (as stated by Earl Wild), I was a the same time wondering whether the caustic remark about the autobiography could in any way be related to mr. Wilds mention of mr. Morrisons apparent preponderance for dying his hair ("old Dye-job" - page 94)? Or could it perhaps be mr. Wilds reference to mr. Morrison as an "ardent Joyce Hatto devotee" (also on page 94)? In any case, quite a revealing review!
Peter Hokland, MD