Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Spring Concert

Recently I attended a recital of one of the great piano performers of all time - Claude Frank. It was a difficult and demanding program that he played with artistry and precise articulation. Mr. Frank is on the faculty at Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music. Clearly he loves what he is doing and has no plans to retire. He is 85 years old.

Mr. Frank's fingers flew across the keyboard with an energetic, brisk pace that left regular mortals breathless. He presented the classical music with fresh interpretations, never mind how old he or the music is! For me, in particular, time stood still with the Schubert.

Claude Frank has dedicated his life to music and loves to teach and perform. He is an inspiration to all of us. It's never too late and we're never too old to do what you love! I was privileged to meet him afterwards and I look forward to his performance next year.

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