My piano transcription of the Bach Cello Suites was the first faithful version of the complete Six Suites for the piano to be found in… Continue reading The Cello Suites Project, Part 1: The Inspiration
Polyphony reigned supreme in the baroque period and most of us understand it as a complex texture of several equally important voices. Those voices, often… Continue reading Zooming in on Bach’s Building Blocks
The only previously existing piano duet arrangement of the Brandenburg Concertos by Max Reger is a very “literal” interpretation of the material. He tried to… Continue reading Addressing The Problems of Max Reger’s piano duet transcription of the Brandenburg Concertos
Sight reading is a very important skill which is often neglected during piano lessons and while practicing because of time constraints. It’s way at the… Continue reading How to Approach Sight Reading for Yourself or With Your Students
Over the course of my work on arranging the Brandenburg Concertos many people would ask me: “Why not for 2 pianos?” Now that the project… Continue reading The Brandenburg Duets: why 1 piano/4 hands and not 2 pianos?