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  • Steinway honors pianist Michael Rickman, professor at Stetson University

     
    Critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Michael Rickman, professor of piano in Stetson University’s School of Music, has been honored by Steinway & Sons as a new member of its prestigious roster of Steinway Artists. The New York-based company says of its a...
  • Bruno Walter’s Last Concert

     
    Dec. 2, 1960: Van Cliburn, the Cold War sensation who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky piano competition, performs the Brahms second piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Bruno Walter at Shrine Auditorium. [Yes, I cringe to think of what......
  • The cult of Glenn Gould

    It began, unpromisingly, with music written to put you to sleep. But when the dashing 22-year-old Glenn Gould recorded a little-known piece Bach had come up with to soothe an aristocratic insomniac, the pianist's ecstatic, ferocious playing kick-started...
  • The life and rebirth of a musical mastermind

    The pianist lay unconscious in his hospital bed, bandages wrapped around his freshly shaved skull. Just days earlier, he could achieve astonishing feats at the keyboard, his hands often disappearing into a blur of energy, his body rising from the piano...