Ksenia kouzmenko pianist

“...Perhaps Heaven will do me the favour to be able to retire in some village close to the sea: there I would like to dress as a peasant, and possess nothing else but an Érard piano and a few books. Then I would be happy, and compose as I see it, and I would laugh about everything else...” 

Stephen Heller, July 23rd 1844, in a letter to Jenny Montgolfier.