My earliest musical recollection is that of a music box in my grandmother's house. Seems like I spent hours... listening....absorbed in that... mysterious..forlorn...intriguing...captivating sound-of-a-distant-land melody.
Twenty five years back, I began writing a composition that was eventually called.... RECOLLECTION. I started writing it while learning (or immediately thereafter) Chopin's Preludes in Eminor and… Continue
WE interrupt OUR regularly scheduled PROGRAM WITH THIS NEWS FLASH! As I write this..my 3rd More-Than-A Piano BLOG...I have in my possession.. Dan (no.2) Desiderio's email! Dan just turned 80!... and they just had a "this is your life" party...and missed this? geez...I've written to him and EAGERLY anticipate his reply!
OK..onto MTAP blog 3. ...So, I was talking about arguing w Dan wether or not a great pianist can also be a great composer: I call to the… Continue
Now if you came here expecting to here more about the "Dan's" (MTAP blog 1) there will be a delay. Albeit a worthy one. I need to mention that I showed symptoms of Tourettes Syndrome way back at...age 7. One year before the Magnus organ ... same year I started drum lessons (CORRECTION here: started drum lessons at age 7 not 5...) Kind-of a blue-plate special: "one order of musical drive with a heaping side order of Tourette's please!"
Thank you Thank you Stephen... your comments make me feel enthusiastic... and about you, tremendous musician, beautiful voice, sensual rhythm, everything with enchant, magic!!!... CONGRATULATIONS!!!... Rigo.
Hi Stephen! Nice to hear from you! I'm busy busy busy with work these days, trying to find some time to put up some new photos. One wonderful thing I've found time to do is putting in some herb/butterfly/hummingbird gardens. How are you?