Always nice to hear from the fans

  Our friend, Ruth, sent this here to the website: copy of comment to NPR re. FROM THE TOP:For a number of years, we have so looked forward to listening to From the Top, with Christopher O’Riley as the host par excellence. He was well-prepared, interactive, sensitive, and seemed to have a natural ability to …

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J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XI in F Major, I

Just as the Fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier are exemplars of the most masterful ingenuity of the form, each of the Preludes in the compendium is a textural world all its own. I particularly like the F Major for the slurred four-note melodic quavers; the slur is not just a suggestion of legato but in …

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Free episode of my Bach series

Those of you subscribing to my 96-episode series, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, will receive Episodes 31-40 this morning. I’ve lately taken to heart suggestions to include a bit more analysis in addition to the wealth of specific suggestions for execution on the piano for …

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J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue X in e minor, II

So glad you can see the unattended pedals in the Prelude. This strict two-voice texture demands truest independence of dynamic arc and voice-specific varietal articulative spectrum. The more I play him, the more synesthetic Bach feels to me. I know that some of the more complex-keyed Preludes & Fugues are more than likely to have …

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Most astonishingly gratifying school concert I’ve ever done ~ Discovery Middle School, South Bend/Granger, IN

My first event in South Bend, early in the morning the day before my recital at UI/South Bend, I played a school concert at the Discovery Middle School. I’ve played a lot of school concerts in my day, but this one was unprecedented: ALL the kids who came are daily participants in Discovery’s Piano Lab …

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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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