November 29, 2014

The desire to play Ein Heldenleben on the piano is somewhat strange. Indeed, the intention to expand yourself up to the power of 120 people, performing together, may seem to be too…daring, narcissistic, or even self-destructive. And there is not enough explanation for...

September 7, 2014

It was so much of a dream – to get this done. Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata transcription… I was working with the score to figure out the best ways to preserve both cello and piano parts in their entirety. Sometimes it was extremely hard and I had to think as a master buil...

August 18, 2014

Better yet, why can’t one stay away from creating it?

Historically, piano transcriptions served as substitutes for audiences unable to hear the piece in its original instrumentation…or for pompous displays of pianists’ virtuosity.

Today, when recordings of classical musi...

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