FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, PHENOMENAL… OLGA KERN

Olga Kern nails Rachmaninoff, plays his 3rd concerto as Rachmaninoff himself would have done Last night, Elizabeth and I attended a third classical music concert in five days. And this one was by far the best. Fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal.... were just some of the attributes that came to mind after we spent 43 minutes mesmerized …

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MY STEINWAY’S ASCENSION AND REINCARNATION

A 10-hour surgery gives my piano the feel and voice of angels When my Steinway concert grand and I were reunited back in April, I thought it sounded great at its new desert home in Scottsdale.  It was a vast improvement over its sound in the damp and humid Hawaii climate (see REUNITED: MY STEINWAY …