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What Richter means to me

Guest post by A Piano Fan

I have no personal reminiscences of getting to hear Richter live or meet him. I don’t even remember how I “got into Richter,” when or where I first heard what, but he’s become my favorite pianist. 312 more words


A letter from Dinu Lipatti to a student

This beautiful and instructive letter was sent by pianist Dinu Lipatti to one of his students. I particularly like his advice that one should “discover the complete emotional content by playing it a great deal in various different ways….” This is sound advice for pianists of all levels, amateur and professional. 468 more words


The Stranger

Here is an old clip of Billy Joel performing “The Stranger”. I hope you enjoy.


Donald Shirley

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Growing up in the Chicago area as a kid I heard Don Shirley records all the time on the several jazz FM radio stations.  850 more words

Great Contributions To Music

It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

Here is a music video of Billy Joel and his original band including the late Doug Stegmeyer on Bass performing “Its Still Rock And Roll To Me” I hope you enjoy.



Here is Billy Joel performing “Allentown” live at the Tokyo Dome in 2006. I hope you enjoy.



Here is a 1987 performance of “Pressure” performed by Billy Joel and most of his original band members with Liberty Devito on drums and the late Doug Stegmeyer on bass guitar. 10 more words