October 18, 2002

J.S. Bach's Prelude in C Minor from Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1.

2 minute recording

Feeling that my Yamaha console piano was limiting my progress as a pianist, I purchased a new seven foot Bosendorfer piano after half a year of research. Despite my struggle with the price of this instrument at the time, no purchase since has pleased me as much. This recording and all the following ones were done on this piano.

I lacked the ability to exploit the potential of my new instrument so I sought instruction. I searched for a month before I found a teacher that I really liked: Peter Mack. Peter, a professor at the Cornish College of Music in Seattle is a jolly, stern fellow. He began his first comments of our first lesson with a demonstration of how to shape a Scriabin phrase and I knew I had found the right teacher for me.

Recorded on 21 September 2002 in my home.

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