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Hidden Gems: Shostakovich – Five Preludes

OK, so I thought I knew everything that Dmitri Shostakovich had written. I was wrong. During some random browsing of the “library” at Hal Leonard (go to the About the Editor page to see a photo of this place), I found this set of five preludes he composed when he was a thirteen-year-old student at […]

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Life of an Editor: Recording

Today’s post is 0% about classical piano literature, but recording is pretty central to my job and some of the other publishing I work on. Since I’ve made seven trips to the recording studio in the last three weeks, this seems like a good time to talk about it. Hal Leonard led the sheet music […]

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Life of an Editor: Working on Gershwin’s Three Preludes

Every once in a while I get to work on a project that’s really exciting, and the recently released new edition of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes, which I co-edited with Richard Walters, sits definitively in that camp. I’ve always loved the music of Gershwin, and any new edition of a piece means some heavy-lifting editorial […]

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