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Welcome to Grand Piano Passion™

Photo by Frank Schramm. Welcome to GRAND PIANO PASSION™. Two years ago, wanting to write about how reclaiming the piano had transformed my life, I launched a blog, calling it REFLECTIONS ON A GRAND PA... »

The Girl Soldier, Joan of Arc

The Girl Soldier, Joan of Arc

irls are not supposed to be violent. But girls are not supposed to be warriors, whose métier is, after all, violence. They are not supposed to be burned alive. It is precisely the disjunction between ... »

The Movie Behind Voices of Light

The Movie Behind Voices of Light

The strange history of the silent film masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), has many of the same elements, including obsession, madness, and even fire, of Joan of Arc‘s life itself. T... »

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Beethoven, Pakistan, Acumen Fund, Carnegie Hall: A Moving Night for this Student of Adult Piano Lessons

Frédéric Chopin loved the opera, especially Italian bel canto operas, whose arias inspired the melodies of many Chopin Nocturnes. “Don’t listen to other pianists,” he would plead to ... »