“I Love a Piano”: Neglected Gems of the American Parlor
This free lecture/vocal/piano recital explores the neglected musical treasures created for the American parlor at its heyday, in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Ragtime, popular songs, ballads, blues, and more combine to make an unforgettable performance. Featuring the music of Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and others, this recital powerfully brings to life the music of a bygone era.
“I dare anyone listening to turn-of-the-century ragtime music not to break into a wide grin and involuntary toe-tapping as delivered by Peter Muir.”
-Jeanne Lieberman, New York Journal