Ellen Schorsch given many recitals as both a soloist and an accompanist and has played with the Waynesboro SymphonyOrchestra. Articles based on her lecture-recitals have appeared in Clavier and Clavier Companion. She holds a master’s degree in piano performance from James Madison University.

Piano Music Inspired by Art

Piano Music Inspired by Art
Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art. Claude Debussy With the rise of program music in the nineteenth century, composers of piano music turned to the visual arts for subject matter and inspiration. This reflected the Romantic concept of combining arts, culminating in the Gesamtkunstwerk [total work of art] of Richard Wagner.1 Gen...
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The enchanted world of fairy tales

The enchanted world of fairy tales
Throughout their long history, fairy tales have fascinated people the world over. Their multi-generational appeal contradicts the notion that they are solely for children. Composers have been inspired by fairy tales to write music in various genres, including a wealth of piano pieces at varying levels of difficulty. Studying such pieces can bring m...
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