How to save a 100-year-old piano

How to save a 100-year-old piano

When an instrument speaks across generations, sometimes it takes a village to save it. Sometimes when an inanimate object has been around for a long time, it takes on a life of its own. Oh, if the 99-year-old Steinway piano at Roosevelt High School could talk, the...
Moscow Nights: A Texan Pianist Changes the Cold War

Moscow Nights: A Texan Pianist Changes the Cold War

In this book review of Nigel Cliff’s new book MOSCOW NIGHTS The Van Cliburn Story – How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War, James Barron focuses on the premise of what Van Cliburn’s role was in thawing relations during tense times....
The Power of Pedagogy

The Power of Pedagogy

Can “listen(ing) to great singers” improve your playing and that of your students?   The Power of Pedagogy In arts education, students must be taught to create, not imitate. ENLARGE Pianist Vladimir Horowitz in 1936. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By BYRON JANIS All...