In: Piano

Alfred Cortot, French Pianist
October 26, 2022

Alfred Cortot is widely considered to be one of France's greatest pianists, if not the greatest. He was also a conductor... Read More
Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian-French virtuoso pianist
September 26, 2022

One of the nice things about doing this blog is that I occasionally discover a musician about whom I knew nothing.... Read More
Josef Hofmann plays Chopin Ballade no. 4 in F minor, opus 52 and Scherzo in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39
July 7, 2022

I have a friend who mentioned to me today that he feels connected to Chopin. And, so I told him that... Read More
Mendelssohn- Songs Without Words (Lieder ohne Worte) Op. 19, 30, 38, 53, 62, 67, 83, 102
April 3, 2022

Songs Without Words, German Lieder ohne Worte, collection of 48 songs written for solo piano rather than voice by German composer... Read More
Emil Gilels, great Soviet pianist
October 26, 2021

EMIL GILELS Emil Gilels (October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) is considered by many to be one of the greatest... Read More
Brahms Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2
November 21, 2020

I am going to do with a Brahms piano piece what I have done with singers. I am going to have... Read More
Josef Hofmann, legendary pianist
September 27, 2020

I'm afraid that I'm on a piano roll (no pun intended). I realize that I posted performances by Hofmann two years... Read More
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.31
September 20, 2020

I am going to do something a little unusual for this posting. I am going to concentrate on one particular piece... Read More
Marcelle Meyer, French pianist, plays Ravel’s “Gaspard de la nuit”
September 2, 2020

When pianists think of Gaspard de la nuit ("gaspard" comes from an old Persian word meaning "treasurer"), their hearts stop. Ravel’s... Read More
Youri Egorov, virtuoso pianist
April 12, 2020

I discovered Egorov when I read a biography of him in Dutch. He defected from the USSR when he was very... Read More