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 ..
Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. If I had to use one phrase to describe this wonderful masterpiece, I’d say it is a “concert of contrast.” Everything in this concerto has an opposite. If part of it sounds soft ..
I fell in love with Tchaikovsky’s music when I was well into my thirties. I am not talking about his ballets or even his first piano concerto. (I feel I consumed that concerto in tandem with my mother’s milk.) But I feel ..