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 ..
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”― Sergei Rachmaninoff The first time I heard Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 I was twenty-two years old. I grew up listening to his second ..
I am writing this in October. Summer is behind us. The trees that turned yellow will soon turn grey. It is cold, wet, and snowing outside. It seems very appropriate that the music I will share with you today is “October,” ..
Today I wanted to share with you a short solo piano piece by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, called “Liebestraum No. 3” (“Dream of Love”). I almost (almost) want to issue a personal guarantee that this piece will ..
I want to share with you Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. As one of my favorite childhood memories, I remember walking home with my father on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I was maybe nine years old. There was the sound ..
As one of my favorite childhood memories, I remember walking home with my father on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I was maybe nine years old. There was the sound of classical music coming from the fourth-floor window of our apartment ..