CHOPIN: REAWAKENING 55+ YEAR-OLD MUSIC & MUSCLE MEMORY – AGAIN!

My "Chopin Year" (August-to-August) ends of auspicious date (Aug 11) My first new Belgrade piano recording, Chopin Waltz in G-flat, part of Chopiniana Well, if I did not experience it myself, I would have had a hard time believing it. In just 4 days, I learned to play one of Chopin's masterpieces - the Waltz …

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CHOPIN: REAWAKENING 55+ YEAR-OLD MUSIC & MUSCLE MEMORY

Well, if I did not experience it myself, I would have had a hard time believing it. In just 4 days, I learned to play one of Chopin's masterpieces - the Waltz op 64 No. 2 in C# minor. The last time I played it, if I had played it before at all, would have …

THE ‘YIN’ AND THE ‘YANG’ SIDES OF BEETHOVEN

BEETHOVEN'S MOONLIGHT SONATA - 3rd MOVEMENT THE "YANG" SIDE OF BEETHOVEN Over five months ago, in dreamtime on Aug 29, 2017, I received my next musical assignment for 2017. It was Beethoven's hellishly difficult 3rd movement of the otherwise serene Moonlight Sonata. Elizabeth and I were about to leave on our planned road trip to …