A pianist's stunning win at a Major Competition held in Cincinnati reverberated through the international music cosmos with a singular, attached recording opportunity. The first place winner, Marianna Prjevalskaya, who had already put herself on the map as a globe-trotting recitalist of major import, added to her list of kudos with a notable recording of… Continue reading World Piano Competition Winner, Marianna Prjevalskaya shares thoughts about Recording
My first selection is a Juilliard graduation commencement address that's both grounded and inspiring. Joyce Di Donato, mezzo soprano, having received her honorary Doctorate resonates at the podium with wisdom and a touch humor--definitely worth sharing with a universe of musicians who can benefit from a perspective refresher and attitude-changer from time to time. http://youtu.be/qctdpdk-LhI… Continue reading This Week’s Favorite You Tubes!
I had a reunion with a childhood friend over Skype this past weekend, and our conversation drifted to concerts we both attended in the 1970's at Carnegie Hall. For me, one was memorable, the other, not. Horowitz had made a historic return to the concert stage that trumped Maurizio Pollini's scheduled performance in the same… Continue reading Comparing two performances Of Chopin’s Nocturne in Db, Op. 27, No. 2