Piano Music for Moods

Years ago, I stumbled on a website where a music lover had made a list of his or her favorite pieces for a variety of moods. That list encompassed all classical genres, and it was pretty comprehensive. Some of the associations led me to discover music that soon became some of my favorite. To show... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Living Piano Composers, Part II

The previous post on this topic basically spotlighted a generation. Four of the five composers were born within a year of each other. The list below is a bit more scattered, but it represents a snapshot of some continuing trends. Auerbach and Liebermann carry the torch for traditional piano development and focus on harmony. Vine... Continue Reading →

3 Piano Pieces That Are Harder Than You Think

Let me qualify the “you” of the title. I’m not trying to blame anyone or swing judgmental glances at the piano-playing populace. I’ve just been thinking lately about how certain pieces get stuck with a perceived difficulty level, and if that level overshoots the reality for the average piano student, it can lead to discouragement.... Continue Reading →

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