In July 2016 I presented Tonal Refraction at the 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, the third acceptance within the past two years, the first having been in the summer of 2014 at the 13th International Conference in Seoul, South Korea; the second in January, 2016 for the Northeast Music Cognition Group at Harvard University. .
I am forever grateful to the wise and thorough scholar Viktor Zuckerkandl whose Sound and Symbol opened this area of musical meaning to me 50 years ago, and to Hans Neumann, piano teacher extraordinaire, with whom I studied at the Mannes College of Music Extension Division. In my first lesson Neumann demonstrated the vivid power of string overtones within the sound of the piano, thus affirming what I had sensed since childhood, that the notation is, in fact, not the sound.
The Piano and Tonality
Black Keys / White Keys
Wednesday evenings at 7 Sunday afternoons at 4
July 12 August 16 July 16 August 20
Program: Improvisation Mozart Brahms Beethoven
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Concerts take place on Manhattan's upper West Side. Email for specific location.
No cats, wheelchair accessible.
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