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Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as one of today’s most engaging artists and is available for online lessons and coachings.

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“O’Riley played so delicately that he seeminly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity.”

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He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences. He has made a select number of his personal arrangements available for purchase.

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J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue I in C Major, Book Two

I began work on Book Two of The Well-Tempered Clavier two summers ago at the tail end of my Book One summer project. I focused solely on Book Two since…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXIV in b minor, Book One

On this most mournful anniversary, I offer the final Prelude & Fugue of Book One in the lachrymosal key of destiny and lamentation, b minor. The Prelude’s sepulchral procession, skeletal…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXIII in B Major, Book One

It’s unpopular to presume any long-range plan to the placement and dramatic resonance of each Prelude & Fugue within each Book, but the good-natured celebration and positivity of the penultimate…

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