Category Archives: piano music

Book Review: Wunderkind by Carson McCullers

Check off another for summer reading—even though this book has only 62 pages.  There are two ways to look at this book review: I can tell you about the four stories that are in the book, or I can tell … Continue reading

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The Girl at the Piano

Ah!  I found a copy of the old piano book! Remember I told you my sister practiced from this book?  (See former post “Summer Roomers”)  I found it on Amazon.  It doesn’t give a publishing date, but I’d guess from … Continue reading

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Summer Roomers: bit of a memoir

I’ll never forget the summer we had roomers.  I grew up on Lake George in northern New  York State.  From September through June the main interests in the village were directly related to school activities or a few minor incidents worth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy

Gee, what a good book!  I love a memoir. “It was my grandfather who found her.  He pronounced her name with an extravagant French accent that spoke of her mystery, her glamour. Mrs. Siv-an.” And so begins a good romp … Continue reading

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Dreamland

Yesterday Booksilver commented that the old engraving of the train going from Paris to the moon was like an intoxicating dream.  (See post Paris to the Moon)  and that got me thinking about an old tune “Dreamland” in an easy book … Continue reading

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

It’s time to get busy reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde for this month’s book club meeting. There he is—you think–and I thought, but we’re both wrong.  The portrait on the cover is of Franz Liszt!  Wha? … Continue reading

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