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On my early years as your student

Dear Mr. Zander,
Today I was listening with tremendous pleasure to
your recording of Mahler 4 on a terrific stereo
system, and wanted to write a quick note of gratitude.
I do think musicians are in a particularly lucky
position to understand the role of art's miraculous
beauties in a turbulent world. When musicians make
special efforts to reach out to the average listener,
they are doing the world a true service. I hope all
continues to go well for you in Boston.
I still think back to all your tireless support of
my studies, and for the incredible "inspiration highs"
I got from participating in your masterclasses, and
hearing your concerts and talks. Despite the ups and
downs of my personal performance as a student there, I
believe I at the very least, I absorbed plenty to
implement later. If I ever turn out to be anything of
a musician, much of it will be owed to what I
assimilated in those early years in Boston. I have
been trying to live a life that reflects what I saw
and heard and learned with regards to your particular
approach to work. My studies here in Cleveland go
well and are intense and disciplined.
I hope I can one day meet you again. (Perhaps
visits to Telarc bring you to Cleveland on occasion?)

Most Sincerely Yours,
Zsolt Bognar

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