John Gibbons holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Chicago. He teaches music appreciation classes at the Universality of Chicago’s Graham School and at Newberry Library. He also offers private piano lessons in the Chicago area.
Bonnie Gibbons is a web site developer and SEO with a background in classical music. She might be persuaded to teach a few cello lessons in the Chicago area.
As I am in the process of preparing a Rachmaninov/Prokofiev class, a comment from Alfred Brendel caught my eye. “…I am not a Rachmaninov fan. The piano repertoire is vast, and Rachmaninov to me seems a waste of time.”
Why did the Joyce Hatto discovery have to be made through technical serendipity? Why hadn’t more people recognized the original recordings? Listen to Mark Singer’s definitive podcast on how the Internet created and then corrected the Joyce Hatto myth.
Via a tweet from Alex Ross of a NYT Artsbeat post about an Arts & Leisure article by Patrick Healy after which Stephen Soundheim unleashed one of the most convincing dissings of Regietheater I’ve ever seen.