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Chris Rice plays Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this video! Frédéric Chopin, who is our “other” famous great-great-great-great grandteacher, was of course from Poland. As was our great-great-great-great grandmother (on our father’s side), Ida Weisman Rice, who came to the United States around the year 1910, when she was about the age we Rice Brothers are […]

“Doing what you ARE!”: Artie Shaw, Mark Twain, and … Sami

Lately, our family has been re-watching the Ken Burns *Jazz* series. There is a wonderful interview segment with Artie Shaw. (He was an American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of his time.) Speaking of something which hugely influenced him when he was in his late […]