In looking for some new music to work on this year, I stumbled across this piece on youtube. I have always loved Amy Beach, having become acquainted with her songs for singers in college. This Romance for Violin and Piano is just divine. Enjoy!
Martin Katz, pianist-accompanist-collaborator extraordinaire, has a new book out! And thanks to Amazon.com, it arrived in my mailbox last week! I am thrilled to be the new owner of The Complete Collaborator: The Pianist as Partner and am trying to savour it bit by bit rather than devour it in a single sitting as I am apt to do. The book has a companion website where you can download and stream the musical examples. Ingenious! It's like taking an at-home accompanying course (or should I say…Read more
Though probably not grammatically correct, that is the question I am pondering right now. Is graduate school in my future?
I have my bachelor's of music degree in piano performance and have always been intrigued by the prospect of graduate school. I have researched schools from time to time, applied to a couple, and was even accepted to one and offered a graduate assistantship, but for various reasons I never actually took the plunge. Now, after over 10 years of freelancing and, more recently,…Read more
I have been so excited this week to discover several amazing resources for downloadable sheet music and audio files of chamber music:
The Petrucci Music Library: "Our goal is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge."