Stephen Powers first thought of his grand piano as an impressive piece of furniture. But he enjoyed listening to music so much when friends played at parties at his home in North Wilmington that he began taking lessons. “I enjoy having a couple of songs under my belt,” says Powers, a 52-year-old banker. “I play […]
Today’s piece is the one that all kids seem to be able to teach each other without having any lessons at all. “Chopsticks” (original name “The Celebrated Chop Waltz”) is a simple, widely known waltz for the piano. Written in 1877, it is the only published piece by the British composer Euphemia Allen […]
In 1953, following in the footlights of musical greats like Ignace Jan Paderewski and Victor Borge, a piano player named Liberace made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Liberace performed before a sellout audience. His candelabra and concert grand piano were instant trademarks that lasted throughout his career.