Tag: Valses nobles et sentimentales
‘… the delicious and always new pleasure of a useless occupation’ — Henri de Régnier
Dance with me. a good south african red wine, caesar salad and vegetable pie, poetry flowing freely from an endless cognitive-emotional waterfall, yet unfinished oil paintings haunting me with outrageous suggestions, and — in the background — a delicious recording of “Valses nobles et sentimentales” (my old war horse from my years as a classical…
Two works by Maurice Ravel that have challenged and inspired me greatly.
I dedicate this post to four renowned concert pianists that I studied under as a young man in New York City: John Ranck, Berenice Lipson-Grüzen, Arminda Canteros and Jacob Lateiner. They were all inspiring pedagogues, and colourful personalities … Alas, I was never good enough to perform these works professionally but they have inspired much…
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