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Felix Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 30, #3: Adagio non troppo

I remember the ecstatic feeling when I first played one of the Felix Mendelssohn Songs Without Words. It was with my very first piano teacher, Mercedes Alleshouse, in Mansfield, Ohio. Ever since then, Mendelssohn has been one of my favorite classical composers, alongside J.S. Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, […]

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Today I Got the News I Hoped Would Never Come

When I got that dreaded December Email from my StepMom Deb that said that Dad was probably dying soon, I wanted to come to Mansfield, Ohio right away, but was not able to, because I was a week away from a couple piano and voice recitals with my students in Indiana. In order to keep […]

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“Sit Bach and Relax” Sneak Peek: Bach/Vivaldi Larghetto

Spring Greetings! “Sit Bach and Relax” is the title of a series of albums I plan to release, featuring me performing slow music of Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical composers. Here is a sneak peek of the opening track of Volume One, which is a beautiful Larghetto by Bach, transcribed from a Vivaldi Concerto. […]

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