Tag Archives: Concert pianists

Glenn Gould. He cannot be ignored.

Like him or not … “His influence is inescapable. No performer after him can avoid the example he set. Now everyone must perform through him: he can be emulated or rejected, but he cannot be ignored.” ~Mark Kingwell       _____________________________________________________________ … Continue reading

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Top 5 Posts of 2012

The posts that got the most views in the past year. It’s so tempting to revise some based on changes I’ve made since, but I’ll let it it go… 5. Student Binders. Posted in September, 2011, but an attraction as another … Continue reading

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Chopin’s Funeral

The funeral of Frederic Chopin was attended by thousands. In his last days, knowing he was dying, he planned the service. The organist played the Funeral March from Chopin’s Sonata in B-flat minor. Mozart’s Requiem was performed by an orchestra … Continue reading

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You’re never too old…

This month’s issue of Clavier Companion includes a couple of wonderfully inspirational articles about Frank Glazer and Liva Rev – both active performers and teachers in their nineties. They have both been world class concert pianists and continue to share … Continue reading

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