"Again: 'if you make your work of such monstrous difficulty, no one can play it but the finest pianists.'
What if it is only for the 'very finest pianists'?
What if it is for no one at all but its creator?
In the last resort there is the pianola."
Kaikhosru Sorabji, letter to Philip Heseltine, 1922.
Nam stat fua cuiq~ dies, breue et irreparabile tempus.