Austria Buchbinder Unbound

July 12, 2012 - 7:37 AM
In this photo taken Monday, July 2, 2012, Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder holds a rubber piano as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Vienna, Austria. To watch and hear Rudolf Buchbinder in concert is to experience the totality of perfect phrasing, magnificent technique and an unparalleled love of his instrument that has placed him among the top tier of the world's pianists. He is a passionate collector of objects as diverse as dog's squeaky rubber piano toy, hundreds of classic movie DVDs and dozens of first editions of rare classical scores. He is a masterful raconteur moving freely within minutes from music to soccer, to painting, the pleasures of Vienna, to yet something else that is completely unrelated. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)