Composer Lowell Liebermann: Creating a Better, Alternative World

Like many of music history’s traditional classical music composers, Lowell Liebermann doesn’t only compose, but he also performs. Not limiting himself to playing his own compositions, he also dedicates some of his time to the works of other composers. To my mind, this informs Liebermann’s attitude towards composing, and shows his deep connection to classical music in general. “I understand what pianists go through, so I am very sympathetic, and the exchange with the...
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Der Weg Zum Wohltemperierten Pianisten: Kunstlerkommentare

Der Weg Zum Wohl-Temperierten Pianisten 2.Teil : Künstlerkommentare Nach der Veröffentlichung des ersten Teils meiner Serie über die Taubman-Methode unter dem Titel “Der Weg zum wohltemperierten Pianisten” gab es die verschiedensten Reaktionen. Selbst auf den Facebook-Seiten von Freunden erschienen Kommentare. Die Bandbreite der Reaktionen reichte von interessiert oder auch enthusiastisch über zweifelnd bis ganz und gar feindselig. Auf den ersten Blick sind einige der hoch-emotionalen Reaktionen auf etwas derart Trockenes und Emotionsloses wie Klaviertechnik schwer zu...
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Crafting The Well-Tempered Pianist: Teaching The Taubman Approach

The second article in this series about the Taubman Approach familiarized the reader with some of the many testimonials regarding the validity of Taubman’s work, its significant impact on pianists of all levels, and its ramifications for injured instrumentalists. We have heard from musicians who had questions answered they did not even know they had — yet were essential to their well-being at the instrument. I really appreciate the opportunity to reach out to a...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist :Introducing the Taubman Approach

While conducting research into my continuous passion — piano playing in general and how to improve my technique in particular — I was surprised to find a recently published book that claims to address piano pedagogy, yet fails to acknowledge some of the most widely discussed developments this field has to offer. Internet and library searches on the subject have resulted in lots of different leads, often offering random discussions, very personal and vague...
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