Three Recent Videos

Since many performances are currently being postponed due to the virus pandemic I thought it was useful to once again direct attention to a few (three) videos that present some live performance and commentary.Take care. Links:

Prokofiev (Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3)

Great melodies, bold harmonies, audacious rhythms, plenty of virtuosity (Prokofiev was a piano virtuoso himself) and lots of Slavic charm and character. For the past several weeks I have been listening repeatedly to these three concertos and only finding more and more to discover and admire each time. I have been a fan of the “Third” for many years but …

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A Life Well Played Now Available on YouTube

The award-winning documentary about the life and career of Reynold Philipsek, A Life Well Played, now available free on YouTube at A Life Well Played was screened across the U.S. and Canada during the fall 2016 Film Festival circuit, and was awarded “Best Documentary Short” honors by the Highway 61 Film Festival. Film Synopsis What would it be like …

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Writers Block etc.

A pretty sure sign that your having “writers block” is when you commence making lists of your favorite compositions much like I did in my last blog. I have had “blocks” before and I don’t much let them upset me like I used to. S. J. Perelman (perhaps my favorite writer) explained them as being the natural consequence of having …

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