Category Archives: Carnegie Hall

4-hand piano prep and the joy of making music for two

I remember an astonishing concert that I attended at Carnegie Hall where two distinguished pianists sang like nightingales at one 9 foot grand piano. It was back in the 1970′s that I heard Paul Badura-Skoda and Jorge Demus perform the … Continue reading

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Ruminations about why some virtuoso pianists book on the continent, leaving the US behind

I couldn’t help but obsess over why Grigory Sokolov, for example has no foreseeable concert appearances in the US. Surely I would have flown to NYC, perhaps for a LIVE main course plus a dessert of encores at Carnegie. Horowitz … Continue reading

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Musical memories of New York City, and my impending trip back home

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 … Continue reading

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