When Shlomo Margaliot was 15, his mother sewed a stack of Reichsmarks into his shirt and sent him on the most important errand of his young life.
The celebrated pianist Mikhail Klein collapsed and died on stage at the age of 72 while performing his own composition in his hometown of Irkutsk
A Kreutzer Sonata’s portrayal of Judaism lacks of one fundamental element: spirituality.
Anne Pfeffer’s piano is still in her home in Pikesville, Maryland. How it got there is a long, complicated story.
Walter Hautzig’s path out of Nazi-occupied Austria began with a piano his grandfather purchased for his mother.
Irving Fields has been lighting up jazz lounges, speakeasies and bars for more than eight decades. The piano man explains how he’s still holding down a gig at the Park Lane Hotel as he nears his 100th birthday.
Claude Frank, one of the last surviving pupils of legendary Austrian pianist Artur Schnabel, has died at the age of 89. Benjamin Ivry remembers his personal encounter with Frank at the artist’s New York apartment.
As a teenage jazz pianist in Odessa, Vadim Neselovskyi was making more money than his father. Now, he’s making a name for himself in America too.
Rosalyn Tureck was the high priestess of Bach, daughter of a Kiev cantor, a whiz on piano and a friend to Nobel Prize-winning scientists. On her centenary, we celebrate her.
Concert pianist Gary Graffman stood up for civil rights in the 1960s and paid a steep price. But it was nothing more than his Jewish grandparents would have expected of him.