This is a continuation of my series of articles about Alexander Siloti. Tchaikovsky wrote that though his second concerto was “troubled,” he still liked it far more than the first. But Tchaikovsky was not happy ..
How do you introduce someone to classical music? You start with the music that is the most accessible, with the music that hits you over the head right away. The one that gets you hooked and won’t let you go. For me that ..
Today I want to share the intermezzo from Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut. Thissoul-drenching intermezzo is the prelude to the third act of the opera (no words,just music). Here is what I suggest you do. First, watch Antonio ..
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 was composed in 1803, when Beethoven was 33 years old, and 12 years after Mozart’s death. It falls in the middle of the shifting tectonic plates of Beethoven’s being stuck in the Mozart ..
At the beginning of each year, I sit down and reflect on the year that closed, looking for lessons to be learned and opportunities for improvement. I plan out what I personally want to achieve and set goals for IMA. One thing ..
Today I’d like to share with you music by British composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695). I have to confess I’m not a big fan of Purcell’s music; he’s a bit too baroque for me (maybe once I mature I’ll understand ..