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Valley Music Center in Fresno, California resurrects the acoustic piano!

Given the surge in digital piano sales, most of us thought acoustic pianos were on their way out. And when our local Fresno Piano dealership closed its doors back in March 2011, piano mavens who wanted to purchase prized Steinways had to schlep to L.A. or grab an Amtrak headed south for Bakersfield. Neither were… Continue reading Valley Music Center in Fresno, California resurrects the acoustic piano!

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Memories of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Video)

I love the carol medley sung in chorus at this time of the year, especially, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," which had a touch of Mendelssohn, though he was not the original composer; "Silent Night," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "O' Holy Night," "The Little Drummer Boy," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." But… Continue reading Memories of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Video)