Sunday, January 30, 2011

Today's Inquirer reviews ...

... well, there's really only one: my review of pianist Byron Janis's memoir: 'Chopin and Beyond': A piano virtuoso's memoir offers a bit of the eerie.

I spoke with Janis about his book, and you can listen to the podcast below.


  1. Fascinating! I look forward to reading this book eventually. Janis is a very interesting person, indeed.

    Chopin was my mother's favorite composer. She was a pianist and teacher, and I have many memories of her playing Chopin at home, the music filling the house. I still play some of the Preludes myself, which she taught me to love.

  2. Hi Frank,

    I just shared this post of yours, along with a Byron Janis rendition of Chopin's Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 27, No 1 on YouTube, along with his website, which features Grande Valse Brilliant in E Flat as I write.

    Thanks for this.