opus23#10 wrote:Notice Rachmaninoff's pictures at the piano.
Exactly my point. There are moments when your eyes are needed just for "fine tuning". At least that's how I feel.
However seeing Michelangeli or Horowitz executing huge leaps without looking at all at that far point on the keyboard makes me shiver.
And I also have to point out that I don't recall seeing anyone executing the big leaps which require hand crossing (and when the crossing hand has to play a chord, not just a single note) witout throwing at least a glance at the "landing zone".