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Welcome to Komposers for Kossacks. This is my attempt to share my love for classical music, talk about it with Kossacks who know more than I do about the subject, and maybe even introduce a few new ...
by droogie6655321
Comment Count 237 comments on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 11:52 AM PDT with 100 Recommends
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 110 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
No Vaughan Williams tonight. This diary will indeed be a memorial to Van Cliburn, an American pianist who might have had a wonderful career had celebrity and the Cold War not found him exactly at ...
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:39 PM PST with 63 Recommends
I'm the person in your office who squares things off on desks, puts 5 reams of paper in both drawers of the copy machine (because why do something half-assed if you have to do it at all), and buys ...
by I love OCD
Comment Count 188 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 05:08 PM PST with 54 Recommends
This is non-political, so skip if you don't like that sort of thing. Some of you may know that among my hobbies is piano composing. In fact, you can find some really old recordings of ...
by kos
Comment Count 150 comments on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 10:14 PM PST with 53 Recommends
Some photos to add some sunshine today, to otherwise gloomy news. American Beauty for all the world to see!
by jamgirl86
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 12:48 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
I opened my email today and found an alert from the CBC stating that this true piano playing genius has left this earth to go join that incredible jam session in the sky. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/
by Thor Heyerdahl
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 10:57 AM PST with 31 Recommends
First of all, welcome! I'm glad to be leading Brothers and Sisters this weekend. Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 05:02 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
I wanted to mention the passing tonight of a true giant in the classical music world, Alicia de Larrocha. Beyond saying personally how much I adore her work and how she more than anyone has opened ...
by Mogolori
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 09:35 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Welcome to Komposers for Kossacks! Today I am filling in for *droogie6655321* as your humble host in the continuing journey through time and the music of yesteryear. First, a little about me. I ...
by SuperBowlXX
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 10:56 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
On this beautiful Friday afternoon before a long weekend, I would like to share my thoughts about this amazing, underappreciated, and in some quarters, unknown pianist. Next month will be the 100th ...
by wildcat6
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 02:31 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
What do dogs, a concert piano, tribal art have in common? They are all part of a special request diary; for someone who said that a diary like this might be her all time favorite kind of diary! I ...
by weck
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 09:25 PM PST with 19 Recommends
The world is right in some places. Boston of late, pianos will be installed at in the City of Boston. Their current placement is undisclosed as of yet. But will revealed shortly as a host of ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 02:42 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 08:00 AM PST with 19 Recommends
(Crossposted from my blog, " Music For My Daughter ," a future conversation with my girl about our music collection) Anything by the Marx ...
by joad
Comment Count 72 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 10:11 AM PST with 19 Recommends
There is a piano now, here in the Manor . It arrived this morning. A little Baldwin spinet, birthed in the 1960s. It is a sturdy and game little being. We are learning each other. There is a great ...
by blueness
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 11, 2012 at 03:41 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
I'll let Jon Cleary explain.
by NCTim
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Figured someone would mention Schubert's birthday, but so far, no go. Below the fold, a few of my favorited Schubert pieces. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
by aravir
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jan 31, 2012 at 10:35 AM PST with 11 Recommends
I admit it. The first clip after the fold is the real reason I'm writing this diary. Whenever I can find a reason to post Horowitz playing Traumerei in Moscow, I grab it. That is not to say that ...
by aravir
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:29 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Daily Music Break . Please visit. Oscar Peterson is among the greatest jazz pianists. Many consider Art Tatum -- as the excerpt below suggests -- to be the best, while ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 06:48 AM PDT with 9 Recommends