What does a bowl of cinnamon have to do with piano listening? What does Thomas Mann's novel, The Magic Mountain have to do with piano recordings? What can 18th century poems reveal about a love for the piano? Find out the answers to these and other questions in the program, New Adventures in Piano Listening!
An adult-friendly version of Piano Listening For Kids, New Adventures in Piano Listening is a ninety minute presentation designed to entertain and enlighten audiences with creative approaches to listening.
Amusing analogies geared at making connections between musical and non-musical things frequent the presentation. A mix of carefully selected musical recordings (from both past and present, classical and popular) offer a wide assortment of performances of both piano and orchestral music. Special emphasis is placed on uncovering the individuality of a performance as well as developing an appreciation for the social importance of the piano and its evolution throughout the centuries. The presentation also draws connections between piano music and literature (fiction and non-fiction.)
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