Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

Is Sergei Rachmaninoff’s birthday an April Fool’s joke?

For years, we’ve been told to use April 1 as the Russian master’s official birthday and this has been confirmed by the Name Authority File on record at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Yet, Rachmaninoff himself celebrated his birthdays on April...
Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

Seven Steps To Dramatically Improve Your Livestreams

A reprint of an article published in the Sept/Oct Issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. “What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down,” says George in Frank Capra’s bittersweet comedy. Yes, It’s a...
RIP Leon Fleisher

RIP Leon Fleisher

May you rest in peace, Leon Fleisher! Leon was one of my most influential teachers who helped shape my understanding of music as I know it today. Anyone who had the privilege of working with him, was immediately taken on an inquisitive quest from day one – a...
Walter Arlen’s First 100 Years

Walter Arlen’s First 100 Years

Walter Arlen is now almost 100 years old – and the entire century comes to life again together with his stories and his music. Walter Arlen’s First 100 Years paints an affectionate and multifaceted picture of a musician exiled in 1938, who only recently got to see his works performed late in life.

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