Carol Montparker was a senior editor at Clavier for fifteen years. Her most recent project and passion, The Composer’s Landscape Series, is a series of seven recordings emerging from programs hosted by Steinway. Released CDs include Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin; recordings featuring
Brahms, Schumann, and Schubert are forthcoming. Each program is a deep exploration of a single composer’s works, using the concept of “landscape” as a metaphor for the score. Each two-CD set includes Montparker’s performances, along with commentary on the challenges and character of the featured composer. For more information visit www.montparker.com.

One pianist's choice not to memorize

The traditional requirements of memorizing piano music for public performance have made nervous wrecks of many pianists. Fear of a memory slip can become an enormous specter overhanging each concert, reducing practice to campaigns solely focused on committing the scores safely and perfectly to memory. To reduce the likelihood of disaster, memorizat...
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Having it "all"

Thirty-plus years ago, on a February evening, I dashed across 57th street in Manhattan in blue jeans, weaving like a typical New Yorker between beeping cabs, with a black velvet dress napping over my arm and a satchel stashed with music and various sundries. I was about to give my debut recital at what was then called Carnegie Recital Hall, and in ...
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