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What do you get when two classical musicians improvise?

Today, we rarely associate improvisation with classical music. Improvisation belongs to Jazz artists – right? In reality, classical music has a long tradition of improvisation. In his own day, J. S. Bach was most revered for his abilities as an improviser rather than as a composer. Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Saint-Saens were all famous improvisers. Sadly, the tradition began to die out during the early 20th century.

Howard and I, are dedicated to reviving the tradition of improvising to the art of classical music performance.

This Improvisation is from a live recording of a recent performance.

Improvisation No. 2 in F Major – recorded live at our Odd-Ditties Performance

Howard and I have taken the next big leap. Our next performance, “ImprovAbilities” will be a full evening of improvised music.

ImprovAbilities
March 22, 2012 – 7:30 pm
Learn more about ImprovAbilities

Photo by Rachel Lando

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