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The Prepared Piano

March 26, 2014
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The Prepared Piano

Have you ever heard the term “prepared piano?”  I remember that when I first learned what a prepared piano is I was horrified.  ”Oh my gosh, why would anyone do that?”  But, when I was in college and I studied more about it, wrote a paper on it, and went to concerts with prepared...
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Mozart Composer Highlight

March 20, 2014
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Mozart Composer Highlight

Mozart was born on a wintry day in January 1756 in the town of Salzburg, Austria.  His father was Leopold Mozart and his mother was Anna Maria Pertl.  Leopold and Anna had seven children together, only two of whom survived infancy (the 4th child Maria Anna, also known as Nannerl, and the 7th child...
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Music Teacher’s Helper

July 22, 2013
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Music Teacher’s Helper

  I became aware of the Music Teachers Helper (MTH) website a couple of years ago but didn’t do much with it at the time.  I had to take a musical hiatus for a couple of years due to personal/family needs and I didn’t have a need for an online studio business manager.  ...
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Valentine’s Day Sale

February 14, 2011
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Valentine’s Day Sale

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!  We at Piano Discoveries hope that you are having a wonderful day and enjoying this holiday with your loved ones. And, speaking of loved ones we sure do love our valued customers!  As a special thank you for your support, feedback, and participation in our music venture we are...
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Camille Saint-Saens – Variations, Op. 35 on a theme by Beethoven

February 4, 2011
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Camille Saint-Saens – Variations, Op. 35 on a theme by Beethoven

I’ve been spending a fair amount of my blog time on composers lately.  Have you noticed?  Well there are three reasons for that:  (1) I’ve been swamped with “life” lately which has hindered my ability to finish the posts that I’ve started on other aspects of piano study and Piano Discoveries, whereas I have...
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Franz Joseph Haydn – From Peasantry to Fame and Wealth

January 24, 2011
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Franz Joseph Haydn – From Peasantry to Fame and Wealth

The Austrian world, to which Haydn was born, in 1732, was beginning a new life, free from foreign Turkish oppressors, full of religious zeal, and expanding boundaries, living under the talented rule of the Habsburgs.  Charles VI, reigning emperor, was a fine violinist, harpsichordist, and operatic composer.  The class system especially poignant at this...
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