What Is the New Monster Concert?

We are told that Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first matinee idol, was the creator of the "piano orchestra" or Monster Concert, which became a genuine institution in 19th-century America. In his memoirs, Gottschalk mentions a number of spectacular occasions when he employed mammoth musical forces. The ultimate was a concert in Havana in which ...
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What Is the New Monster Concert? Part II

​Your response to the question, ​What is the new monster concert?​, in the Summer, 1994, Keyboard Companion, convinces me that many piano teachers are looking for an alternative to what, too often, has become the annual, long, boring, piano recital. I was also reminded that, as music educators, we should be ​Arts Advocates​, which ne...
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