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 ..
When I was in college, I took a music appreciation class. Although, luckily, I continued to appreciate classical music after the course was over, I don’t remember learning much about classical music in that class. Later ..
This is a continuation of my series of articles about Alexander Siloti. (I have to warn you, this note is full of trite realizations.) It took me a while to realize that some people are great at creating and some are terrific ..
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 ..
This is a continuation of my series on Alexander Siloti. Last time we discussed Siloti and Rachmaninoff. Today we are going to explore Siloti in connection with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. At first Tchaikovsky was Siloti’s ..
Over next few weeks we’ll explore one of the most underrated figures in classical music, Alexander Siloti (often spelled Ziloti, which is an accurate transcription from Russian). He is little known today, but there must ..