Piano

The Problem with Program Notes

Movement I of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C, K.545 is used by Host George Marriner Maull to look into “the problem with program notes” – the use of technical music…

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Shall We Dance? Some Homework

Maurice Ravel wrote the following words about his composition La valse, po̬me chorÌographique pour orchestre: “Through whirling clouds, waltzing couples may be fairly distinguished. The clouds gradually scatter: one sees…

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An Afternoon with The Discovery Orchestra

Last season’s Discover Dueling Pianists was so well received that there was no question among our staff that we would repeat this event in 2016-17. What was especially gratifying this…

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The Annual Recital

A few weeks ago I attended the annual recital of my wife Marcia’s piano students, who range in age from six to eighteen. Annual student piano recitals have been a…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

This past weekend I attended a reunion of individuals who attended St. Peter’s Choir School for Boys in Philadelphia. There are not that many of us left owing to the…

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Other Cheerleaders

Sometimes one can feel that one is a lone ‘voice crying in the wilderness’ – but that is seldom the case! Inevitably there are others who are also fixated on…

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What a great idea to do this. It looks and sounds fantastic. I LOVED the music, the animated lettering and the design for Notes from Under the Piano…It takes a special gift to transform the written word into the spoken word…And the length is perfect, left me wanting more…

— ‘Notes from Under the Piano’ viewer

 

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