Bach

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An Inside Look at the Life of a Professional Musician

These excerpts from Marcia Butler's memoir The Skin Above My Knee show that even for a professional musician, preparing a new piece can be frightening and all-encompassing. »

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The Bach French Suites Amplified

Delve into the Bach French Suites by learning the romantic story behind the creation of the Baroque pieces and hearing from both sides of the pedal debate. »

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A Frog Hop to the Bach Fugue in C

Stephen Malinowski has created an entirely fresh approach for making Bach's music visual. His videos break down contrapuntal voices into a digestible form. »

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Top 5 on Piano Practice

Did your piano teacher ever draw a star on crutches in your piano practice notebook? This reminiscence from Jeremy Denk in our roundup of best news articles. »

Paul Elie Reads from Reinventing Bach

When Paul Elie agreed to read a selection from his new book, Reinventing Bach (Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2012), for a video exclusive to GRAND PIANO PASSION™, I jumped at the chance. We would meet ... »

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What Happened When I Read Reinventing Bach

To write Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie engaged in a supreme act of listening. In this adult piano student's lessons, the ability to deeply listen eluded her. »

The Revelation of Rosalyn Tureck Playing Bach

think . . . you are going to Washington Wednesday the 17th,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote to Robert Lowell, one poet to another. “—if not I was going to ask you if you’d like to go to a Bach concert Wed. ni... »

Pulling Bach’s Music into 21st Century

Bach, one of the masters of polyphony, influenced 22-year-old Irish composer Louis Ryan in his composition of fresh, contemporary etudes for the piano. »

Simone Dinnerstein’s Sound for Adult Piano Lessons

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein's 2012 album of Bach and Schubert music, Something Almost Being Said, provides inspirational listening for adult piano students. »