ON THE ART OF TWO PIANO PLAYING


The art of playing on two pianos is not a modern concept. Ever since the late 18th century, pianists have played together, and competed against each other, on two instruments. Until well into the 20th century, music-making was an everyday form of entertainment, enjoyed in company of friends and family. Composers would write four hand music to play at home for social gatherings.

Read more | Oct 01, 2011
 

OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER

We have used the summer months to do a lot of planning and spreading "the word", especially since the woman who dedicated her life to this artform has left us her legacy - the Dranoff foundation - to carry on. So, let me summarize the works in progress:

Duo Stephanie and Saar were invited back by the New World Symphony after last year's crazy quilt performance of Boucourechliev's Archipelago. …

Read more | Oct 01, 2011
 

NEW ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ


Santiago Rodriguez was born in Cárdenas, Cuba and began his piano studies at age four. After Castro seized power in Cuba, his parents sent Mr. Rodriguez and his younger brother to America under the care of the Catholic Charities. He spent the next six years in an orphanage in New Orleans.…


Read more | Aug 01, 2011
 

AUGUST 2011 NEWSLETTER

I want to thank in you so very much for the outpouring of loving condolences to the family of Loretta Dranoff and to the foundation. So many wrote about her brilliance, her caring, her wonderful musicianship, her mothering, her impact on their lives.

Anne and Ed Turgeon put it so well:
"Loretta knew that music involves the impractical and the unpredictable. The realm of dreamers…

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JUNE 2011 NEWSLETTER

We just finished our 24th performance Season presenting Dranoff artists and music in concert. I am so proud and inspired by the artistic standards and originality of the duos as they performed in splendid programs on their own, in ensembles and across artistic lives. We want to thank you for all your support in this past season and hope you will share our growth as we prepare for…

Read more | Jun 01, 2011
 
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