Peter Muir has performed his unique pianos recitals throughout the US, Britain, Europe, Australia and Asia for more than twenty years to wide acclaim.
They combine virtuosity with insightful commentary into the music, the result of Dr. Muir’s brilliance as a pianist, his authority as a musicologist, and his skill as a presenter. Compelling and sophisticated in their presentation, they are accessible to a wide range of audiences.
• Pioneers of Ragtime
A virtuoso, highly accessible recital giving a clear overview of what ragtime is, how it arose, and why it’s important. Details »
• The Worlds of Rhapsody in Blue
Culminating in a triumphant performance of the work itself, this recital celebrates the diverse styles that came together to form Gershwin’s masterpiece. Details »
• “Give Me Doctor Jazz!”: The Genesis of an American Art Form
A piano-vocal recital that reveals how jazz came into being in early years of the twentieth century when the rhythmic drive of ragtime fused with the soulful expression of blues. Details »
• Rags, Blues, & All That Jazz!
An inspirational piano recital exploring the roots of American music. Details»
• Titans of the Piano
An exploration of two towering figures of nineteenth century piano, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and Franz Liszt (1811-1886), showing how they used the instrument as a medium for creative and personal expression. Details »