On this palindromic date we begin the news semester, which promises to be an eventful and pressure-filled one for me (trip to Poland, concerto, etc.). Friend Lisa requests that I put the cover of my Chopin book up and announce its appearance. So here it is:
And yes, the book has appeared (at the end of September, actually). Seems like ancient history! Friends tell me they like it; reviews will take much longer to appear (if they do), meanwhile I’m working on/getting worked on by other projects, needing to practice (as always), etc. So this particular child is off in the world on its own, and I wish it great success, but no longer have any control over it have to psychologically let go, to a certain extent. Now, my life will be about exoticism and Beethoven and Chopin’s relationship to programmatic piano fantasies by minor composers and my classes and…
Up and at ’em!