Oddly enough, most of us had never really seen many famous pianists. I certainly had never seen Lili Kraus. I suppose we were going on images from album covers that we had seen in the university library. As I recall, our professors' greatest complaint was that we didn't listen to enough music.
I thought about this the other day as I was working with a lovely little 9 year old. We were doing our Look Listen Learn activity...it is Piano Concerto Month! I watched her eyes grow big and her face light up as she watched Lang Lang perform the opening of the Liszt Piano Concerto #1. We proceeded to figure out the opening theme by ear and she sat at the grand piano pretending to be Lang Lang. I think that is pretty great.
And just because I still haven't seen Lili Kraus play, here is a lovely video. Thank-you YouTube!