I’m about to leave for NYC.. will be back in a few days.
Originally posted on Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten):
In about two weeks, I will fly back to New York City for a family birthday celebration, and in a tight 4-day span I’ll visit the edifice of my High School of Performing Arts,
which is a designated landmark at 46th and 6th Avenue, then hop the IRT subway to W. 103rd, and saunter over to 105th and Riverside Drive where I took piano lessons with the late, Lillian Freundlich. I expect more than a gulp of emotion.
Two musical friends live fairly close by, so I will be sure to spend time with them, and tickle some ivories that come my way. My mother still has my old Sohmer upright that enjoyed years of playing, though it’s now a furniture centerpiece without much musical value. The radiator in winter and excruciating humidity of summer swelled and contracted its soundboard to a point of no return. The hammers met their…
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