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First Concert with Book Signing: A Great Success!!!, Roland Colton, @rolandccolton

First Concert with Book Signing: A Great Success!!!

My First Book Signing with Piano Concert  On November 13, 2016, I had my first combination book signing and concert at the Carlsbad City Library, in Carlsbad, California, sponsored by the Amateur Pianists of San Diego. We had an excellent turnout, estimated at between 60 and 70 people in attendance; some who had traveled a […]

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1 Experience of a Lifetime: Chopin’s Quatrième Ballade

I mentioned in an earlier blog the late John Ogden’s summation of Chopin’s Quatrième Ballade. Since I have been spending an hour or two a day on this composition, I have come to appreciate his words more than ever. He said: “[It is] the most exalted, intense and sublimely powerful of all Chopin’s compositions… It […]

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The Thrill of Discovering a Lost Composition, Georges Bizet, Roland C Colton, @rolandccolton

The Thrill of Discovering a Lost Composition

Georges Bizet: The Lost Composition A few years ago, my wife and I were returning from the grocery store in Savigné-sur-Lathan, just a few miles from our summer home in the Loire Valley. The radio was playing and I remember hearing a beautiful piano solo that was totally unfamiliar to me. Once we arrived in […]

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