Irén Marik: a fragment hunt

  After 9/11 I panicked over having the only known copies of Irén Marik’s 100+ hour archive and began to … Continue reading

Edward Said’s piano teacher recalls Ignace Tiegerman in Cairo.

When you play, use your imagination, make things happen. This way the music will be alive! – Ignace Tiegerman Tiegerman: … Continue reading

Caution: Debussy unleashed!

” Musically, Debussy felt himself to be a kind of auditory ‘sensitive’. He not only heard sounds that no other … Continue reading

Lifting the lid on Debussy’s Canope

Debussy’s Canope seems to clash with the other occupants inside his second book of Prèludes, or to obtrude among anything … Continue reading

Debussy in Bartók’s hands.

Bartók was a good listener, especially when transcribing with scientifically accuracy thousands of field recordings made during his excursions into … Continue reading

Shh! Debussy sleeps!

Other than some snoring, what was going on inside Debussy’s head? At a certain point, change was in the works, … Continue reading

Spreading the Gospel

Annie (1895-1997) and the Rev. Gary Davis (1896-1972). Eager to share what went down at our World of Music class … Continue reading