Here’s a selection of Nocturne paintings that I painted in early 2017. The one above is one of my favorites. It amazed me that halfway through that painting the big dipper started rising behind the church. 291 more words
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Fazil Say, a classical pianist from Turkey usually doesn’t leave people cold. Its often a love it or hate it affair.
The first time I heard Fazil was in a duo with a similarly polarising artist, Patricia Kopachinskaya, playing the Beethoven sonatas. 237 more words
Fifty Year Friday: Arthur Rubinstein "Chopin: The Nocturnes, Pink Floyd "Pipers at the Gates of Dawn"
It’s not very difficult to make the case for Chopin being the greatest composer for the piano of the last 190 years. I chose 190 years, since Beethoven was around until 1827, and its irrelevant, and even irreverent, to compare Beethoven and Chopin. 2,348 more words