Gift Memberships Are Now A Thing

Thanks to the suggestions from friends and supporters for, I’m happy to say that you can now buy a membership to my educational online archive, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, not only for yourself but for friends, family, or colleagues. The monthly membership will continue …

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An apology

Re: the rally in Tampa, I had a teaching moment, caught up in the outrage viewing this inchoate and virulent mob, the President* egging them on in his dangerously autocratic framing of the press as the ‘enemy of the people’, I posted the spittle-flecked footage and made a good pun on ‘euphemism’ that I quickly …

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Mozart Concerto in Eb Major, K. 482 with Maestro John DeMain and the Madison Symphony

So thrilled to be with John DeMain and the wonderful Madison Symphony for this weekend of performances, May 4-6, of my favorite Mozart Concerto. Years ago, when I was learning it, I confided to Claude Frank that I was filling in and writing a cadenza for the last movement. He feigned shock: “the piece already …

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Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique extended @HERE thru mid-July!

So thrilled to be part of this amazing production. I’m convinced that this iteration of Symphonie Fantastique, through the passion and vision of Basil Twist and Franz Liszt will be known as the best of all possible. I love our cast of puppeteers, our incredibly dedicated crew, and the ardent support of all the folks …

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Solo recital @Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck, NY 2017.12.02

My program for this show will be as follows: Radiohead: Let Down Radiohead: How I Made My Millions Radiohead: Knives Out Red House Painters: Void Radiohead: Glass Eyes Robert Pollard: Sea of Dead Elliott Smith: True Love Radiohead: Paranoid Android intermission J.S. Bach: WTC Bk I, Prelude & Fugue in Bb minor J.S. Bach: WTC …

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Michael Cisco ~ The Great Lover

“The sky has gone underground.” I have Paul Tremblay to thank for his recommendation by way of speaking the names Michael Cisco and existential Horror Master, Thomas Ligotti in the same breath. I dove in to Cisco’s debut novel, The Divinity Student and felt amply rewarded for my efforts. And effortful it can be: Cisco …

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