It required only that its executant should be without bowels of compassion.
As an executant Spohr stands among the greatest of all time.
By the faint stress laid on the foreign tone, the listener is assured that the executant is not deviating from the true pitch.
For the best art, as well as the soundest technique, there should always be in the executant enough and to spare.
The finale, of course, was done with the due brilliance, the executant's share in a composition not written for modern players.
Take so rough an executant as Hazlitt: "Harmer Hill stooped with all its pines, to listen to a poet, as he passed!"
Psmith, in the matter of decorating a study and preparing tea in it, was rather a critic than an executant.
Chopin as a composer as well as an executant justified on this occasion the opinion previously expressed about him.
And many facts in the history of his career as an executant would seem to confirm the correctness of such a feeling.
However, not only as a creative artist, but also as an executant, Chopin was at the zenith of his power.