She explains to Machin that Evguenie can be unkind and asks him not to intervene.
However, Machin, angered by the way that Evguenie bullies and belittles Machine, ejects Evguenie from the house.
As a teacher, Evguenie is harsh and critical, encouraging poise and technical perfection over emotion.
She returns to her flat the next day and realises that the noises are caused by her neighbour — a quiet and reclusive man (Clovis Cornillac), who barely ventures outside and whose only friend is the slovenly, kind Artus (Philippe Duquesne).
The woman refuses to be driven away by his behaviour.
The two live side-by-side, irritating one another with increasingly inventive noisy behaviour.
It never did go over that line, but there was the sense of an unbelievable energy being harnessed, and the felling that if he ever let it go, it would burn up the hall." The pianist Andre Watts said yesterday that Mr.
Horowitz "was like a demon barely under control out there on stage." Indeed, Mr.
He was also famous for his high-powered versions of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" and the Liszt Sonata. Schonberg, long the senior music critic for The New York Times and the author of "The Great Pianists," wrote: "As a technician Horowitz was one of the most honest in the history of modern pianism.Eventually, their mutual wind-up ends when the woman amplifies a metronome, and the man cannot bear it any more.When she is practising Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, the man finally speaks to her.He achieved his dazzling effects by fingers alone, using the pedal sparingly.
Notes of scales could not be more evenly matched (his Scarlatti was technically fabulous); chords could not be attacked more precisely; octaves could not be sharper or more exciting; leaps could not be hit more accurately.Vladimir Horowitz, the eccentric virtuoso of the piano whose extraordinary personality and skill overwhelmed six decades of concert audiences, died suddenly early yesterday afternoon at his home in Manhattan, apparently of a heart attack.