A huge thank you to all who came to my first class, Sunday. I was thrilled we had such a good house and equally thrilled we got through 1,000 years of music in 90 minutes! The questions were excellent and kept me on my toes, so, thank you for that. And thank you for your kind comments.
A couple of people asked about a bibliography of sources I used for the class and I will assemble that as soon as possible. A great idea, which I will do for each class.
Up next: Warhorses. By that I mean, works that have become mega-popular over time, to the point where we take their genius for granted. Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Claude Debussy's "Claire de lune." But, why do they tower over other works? Why are we so devoted to them? I do the deconstruction, 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Classic Pianos. See the Classes page for details. Join us!
David Stabler is a pianist, writer, dad and cyclist. He's working on a novel based on his childhood years living in Africa and just finished riding across America with his brother this summer.