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A Minute with Miles

  • I always enjoy telling the story of how the piano got its name. Piano means “soft,” in Italian, and it seems a little strange that an instrument that can…
  • A Minute with Miles
    Page Turners - Part 2
    Turning pages for pianists is a pretty thankless job—the page turner is usually only noticed when he or she messes up. But for pianists who depend on page…
  • Turning pages for pianists is a pretty thankless job—the page turner is usually only noticed when he or she messes up. But for pianists who depend on page…
  • Have you ever wondered why pianists need page turners? They’re not, after all, the only ones who use both hands to play their instruments. The answer is…
  • Have you ever wondered why pianists need page turners? They’re not, after all, the only ones who use both hands to play their instruments. The answer is…
  • It was George Bernard Shaw who famously wrote, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” What Shaw forgot is that teaching is doing. And if you’re…
  • It was George Bernard Shaw who famously wrote, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” What Shaw forgot is that teaching is doing. And if you’re…
  • The truth is, there’s no single right way to listen to music.
  • Did it ever occur to Bach, Mozart, or Beethoven that their music would be played… forever?
  • These days, with convenient hindsight we take it for granted that good music lasts, that pieces that are well known now will remain well known for years…