",The piano is not an instrument for young ladies Massimo, he said, it is an instrument for gorillas. Only a gorilla has the strength to attack the piano as it should be attacked, only a gorilla has the uninhibited energy to challenge the piano as it should be challenged.", Thus Tancredo Pavone, the wealthy and eccentric Sicilian nobleman and avant-garde composer, as recounted by his former manservant Massimo. In the course of the single extensive interview which is this book, Massimo recalls what his master told him about his colourful life and repeats Pavones often outrageous opinions about everything from the current state of the world to the inner life of each note.
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