Two musical Eulogies for Newtown’s fallen

Seymour Bernstein sent a moving rendition of a Schumann masterpiece with this prologue:

“For years now, Part No. 6 of the Kreisleriana has haunted me. I hear it as a lament. As such, I decided to record it and dedicate it to the children and teachers who lost their lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.”

I listened to Seymour’s incomparably beautiful playing with its Old World flavor, like fine wine, and for some reason today, I was drawn to re-visit an elegiac Haydn slow movement.

No words need frame this, except to say that the Largo e sostenuto is deeply personal and poignant in the face of Sandy Hook’s tragedy.


About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: OR or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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