Oscar Levant was a man of many highly-developed talents, but his greatest achievement is arguably his recording of Gershwin’s music.
It is not just the matter of having the same first four letters. There is much more that is shared by violins and violets.
Hearing piano playing by Maria João Pires is an experience that resembles no other, difficult to describe and not to be missed.
The all-important coffee break is respected by much of mankind. Even Johann Sebastian Bach had something to say about it.
Katherine Hoover, a composer of flute music and other works, was my flute teacher for a number of years; here is a personal tribute.
What follows is another brief look at such graceful items as a ceramic violin, obviously inspired by the original stringed instrument of wood.