Posts Tagged ‘Pianist’

Peter and the Wolf!

April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Sergei Prokofiev (1891)!  Here’s one of his more famous pieces, “Peter and the Wolf” (and one of my favorites as well).  What an entertaining piece to both hold a child’s attention while at the same time teaching about an assortment of orchestral instruments.  Enjoy!

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Canon de Chelly!

May 26, 2013

How about a little Bacon today?  Ernst Bacon, that is, the American composer, pianist, and conductor.  He composed more than 250 songs over the course of his career.  Bacon was also the recipient of numerous awards including the Bispham Award, commissions from the Ditson Fund and the League of Composers, a Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship in Music, three Guggenheim Fellowships, and grants from the National Institute of Arts and Letters; the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Here is a link to the piano music of Ernst Bacon.  Or for additional information, here is a link to the Ernst Bacon Society.

Happy Birthday Ernst!  Here is one of his piano solos “Canon de Chelly” (the artwork is not too bad either).

Concert Was Awesome!

November 1, 2009
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George Winston

It has been well over ten years since I have attended a concert (it was George Winston, in case you were curious) and today I had the opportunity to once again attend a George Winston concert.  This time, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  And, it was just as good as (if not better than) the first time.  What a truly remarkable musician and entertainer!  In addition to piano, he also played the guitar as well as the harmonica.  Blew me away (again)!