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MERRY CHRISTMAS! The Rice Brothers (Chris, cello; Johnny, piano) play their arrangement of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”

Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this video! MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and a terrific New Year! We also hope you enjoy our arrangement of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (Mendelsohn – Wesley), and that the coming seasons of your lives are filled with truly beautiful […]

“You have an honest face”: Daniel Day-Lewis, Viggo Mortensen, and … Paula

Anyone who’s paying attention can tell that she’s gifted, and gifted at the highest level. The passion is there, and there are a of couple of those unmistakable “telltale signs.” All a person has to do is watch Paula for a while. Y’know how there are dogs that … well, you only need to catch […]

The Rice Brothers (Chris, cello; Johnny, piano) play their arrangement of Schubert’s Ave Maria

Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this video! We offer our cello / piano arrangement of Ave Maria in the hope that all of God’s children will have a wonderful holiday season! For those of you who, with our family, are enjoying the Christmas season, and of course celebrating the birth of Jesus… Well, […]

“On the run”: Jesse James, Bonnie & Clyde and … Dan

To our astonishment, Dan Brenden dropped in to our most recent Bach-‘n-All™, and listened to us play music for a while! He’s been on the run, again. Since we’ve known him, which has been quite a few years, now, it’s seemed as though he’s always been on the run, at least until the law drags […]

Chris Rice (cello) & Belinda Chiu (piano) play Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, 1st movement

Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this video! Belinda (who I mentioned in the previous post) and I performed this piece together when we were twelve years old. That was about half of our respective musical lifetimes ago, since we’re now both in the vicinity of 20 years old. Each of us started into […]

“With a Song in My Heart”: Franz Schubert, Ella Fitzgerald and … Belinda

Franz Schubert wrote songs … hundreds of them. Ella Fitgerald sang ’em. And Belinda? Well, she is a song. For the longest time, when I’ve thought of Belinda, it’s been, as Rogers and Hart wrote in 1929, and Ella Fitzgerald sang, nearly 30 years later, “With a Song in My Heart!” I’d guess that a […]

Johnny Rice plays George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (solo piano version)

Part One: Part Two: Click here for the higher-visual-quality version of this performance! (It’s not divided into two parts, as was required by YouTube’s 10-minute limit.) George Gershwin had his priorities straight… He dropped out of school when he was 15. That’s the thing we most admire and appreciate about him. We’re thankful that he […]