Keyboard Recordings

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1)  Age 19, Harpsichord Session (Part 1) – Frescobaldi, 6 Canzonnes, recorded at Lewis & Clark College campus, Portland, OR, 1987 on a Walkman

 

2) Harpsichord Practice Session (Part 2) – Scarlatti Sonatas and Bach

 

3)  Age 18, Piano – Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt – Recorded at Lawrence University Music Conservatory, Appleton, Wisconsin, June 1985. During my last week at LU before leaving a piano performance career, I snuck into an empty classroom that housed the best grand piano and recorded memorized final exam music on my Walkman. I had accompanied six other instrumentalists on their final exams. Burned to a crisp. I sound exhausted and miss a lot of notes in this recording. Wish a better version was captured, but that’s how all art is – a single moment in time.

 

 

Liszt Etude, “Un Sospiro” (hard to believe he titled all these notes “a sigh”)

(Sound edited thanks to Kevin W. Holmes)

4)  Age 17, Piano Audition of 30 minutes of memorized music – Bach, Beethoven, Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2, Gershwin 3 Preludes, recorded at Keller Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1984

 

Bach Prelude & Fugue II

(Sound edited thanks to Kevin W. Holmes)

Brahms Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2, A major

(Sound edited thanks to Kevin W. Holmes)

5)  Age 15, Piano – Schumann – Faschingsschwank aus Wien – Recorded at home in Albuquerque, NM, on ancient recorder device (with interruption from younger sister doing a project at beginning).  This is about half the speed the piece is intended to be played.

One Response to Keyboard Recordings

  1. Anne Waterman says:

    Made me weep.

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