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The Rice Brothers (Chris, cello; Johnny, piano) play the Haydn Cello Concerto in C, third movement

Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this video! Franz Joseph Haydn is three generations back, on our “teacherly tree,” from Franz Liszt, making “Papa Joe” our great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandteacher. So far, he’s better known for writing “The Haydn C,” which is what many people call his Cello Concerto in C, than he is for being […]

Great piano teachers: Franz Liszt, Robert Hamilton, and … Teresa

There are two reasons we wanted to welcome you with Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.” First, we think it’s stunningly, vastly beautiful. And second, we want to honor two of the teachers who are most loved by us (and also the teachers you love the most)! (We intend to rhapsodize about such teachers… <smile>) […]

Chris Rice plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Sometimes there’s a smile or a nod first, but we most often play music for people … a bit of piano, a bit of cello … before we talk with them. For us, this is like first handing someone a rose, to honor the beautiful music which lives in them (whether or not that “beautiful […]