LISZT SALTERIO                    audiosatisfactory      exhibits Phase A activity

A salterio player visited our working session and concert on November 8th, 2016, and played some music on the instrument. I was then asked to play a character piece as if I was the young Franz Liszt and had just stepped into an abbey somewhere and heard the heavenly instrument being played for the first time:

Liszt Salterio is one of many examples of Phase A piano playing exhibited in Playing Schumann Again for the First Time. These occasions of music-making were performed on the spot in front of a small audience, after having been asked to play music according to a certain character or other type of demand. I include numerous such examples in this project in order to convey to the reader-listener the importance of practicing extemporizing music in front of an audience.