I remember Leeds 1972 when my classmate from High School, Murray Perahia entered and prevailed as the First Place winner. "Murray" as he was known at the NYC HS of Performing Arts-"P.A." (aka the FAME school) was rightly recognized as a teen phenom! I, for one, would gather with other piano majors, around an old,… Continue reading Leeds Piano Competition 2021, and a look back!
My first association to Dvorak is the composer's New World Symphony without consciousness of his precious 2 "Pearls" for piano solo. These double your pleasure treasures derive from the collection, Young Czech Pianist, published in Prague by Urbanek with Dvorak describing them as "undemanding works aimed at children." (The autograph went missing for many years but… Continue reading A Walk Down memory lane with Dvorak