Exploring Technique through Leonard Bernstein’s Anniversaries for Piano
Original Broadcast: January 20, 2023
A renowned conductor, pianist, and composer, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was equally passionate about teaching, and his nationally televised “Young People’s Concerts” from the 1960s reached millions of school children throughout the country. Among the iconic composer’s two hours of piano music, the 29 Anniversaries represent a major contribution to the piano repertoire, not unlike sets of preludes by Chopin or Debussy. These miniatures, each dedicated to a friend or family member, are full of charm and wit, and are ideal for teaching and performance.
Ukrainian Music: The Story of Passion, Struggle, and Hope
Original Broadcast: February 17, 2023
Ukraine’s history is one of the world’s most dramatic and tragic, as is its history of music. This webinar offers an insight into the Ukrainian musical scene from 1800 to present.