The Life of Beethoven in a Day

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Last Saturday, June 22, I had the unique experience of hearing pianist Stewart Goodyear play all 32 of the Beethoven piano sonatas in a single day. The performance was at the Berlind Theater, which is part of the McCarter Theater Center of Princeton University.  It was not just hearing approximately 9 hours of music, but seeing the life of Beethoven in its entirety.  (more…)

A Discovered Recording

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

I just discovered a wonderful recording by Mitsuko Uchida that puts her in a whole new light.


Liszt Organ Transcriptions

Monday, February 25th, 2013

I have been playing the Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G-minor (BWV 542) and the Prelude and Fugue in A-minor (BWV 543) since I was a young student. However it took Franz Liszt to give me some new insights.