Composer biographies

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... »

One of the Best Biographies with Classical Piano Music

One of the Best Biographies with Classical Piano Music

n February of 1854, on a cold and rainy morning, the composer Robert Schumann slipped from his Dusseldorf apartment wearing a dressing gown. Plagued by incessant music and goading voices inside his he... »

Placing Debussy into Context for This Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Placing Debussy into Context for This Student of Adult Piano Lessons

A compelling read for adult piano students, The Life of Debussy by Roger Nichols captures the complexity of the composer’s personality and musical journey. »