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 ..
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 ..
I was ten years old; my oldest brother, Leo, was 20. He entertained girls at our house, and they listened to Joseph Haydn (Austrian composer, 1732-1809) and looked through books with paintings by Hieronymus Bosch (16th-century ..
Bach – Concerto for 4 Pianos BWV 1065 (Argerich, Kissin, Levine, Pletnev), Verbier, July 22, 2002 Bach-Vivaldi/Concerto for 4 Pianos/MultiPiano Ensemble
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 ..