May 02, 2013 11:47:17 AM by
Deen Larsen’s extraordinary words stop me in my tracks. My tracks, so often hasty and restless, at first resist the meditative depth of his thoughts, but then, slowing out of curiousity, welcome the provocation. Thank you, Deen, for...
November 21, 2012 3:00:03 PM by
The recent passing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau set me thinking about not only his overall legacy but more specifically his influence on the present generation of lieder singers. It is difficult to accurately evaluate his legacy partly because his death is so recent and because...
November 05, 2012 12:10:06 PM by
How do I translate thee? Let me count the ways.
"Poetry is what is lost in translation."
It can be disappointing to open an art song recital program and find
no translations inside, especially...
October 19, 2012 10:44:19 PM by
In the context of piano study, the term collaborative pianist could imply that a pianist who plays chamber music avoids discussing or even performing the solo repertoire, thereby delegating them to a secondary role.
Most certainly, the study of all genres of music is necessary to avoid gaps in a student’s musical development...
October 07, 2012 11:33:19 PM by
Stats: Collaborative Pianist, lives in London
Next recitals: Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Florence
Erika Switzer spoke to Julius Drake in June 2012 over the phone as he was preparing for a series of concerts with his frequent musical partner Gerald Finley, and his interview follows:
J: I’ve just been rehearsing with Gerry (Finley).
E: How’s it coming together?
J: Fine. We were rehearsing Winterreise, we’re about to...