The online recordings (mp3’s) are simulated audio discs, with Introduction, images, and Program Notes. The same Audio CD versions (.aif’s) are freely available in the library archives at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Liner notes are linked to the online sites.
Some of the recordings have been paired with short texts containing subjects that are related to the music. You can read the text by clicking on its name just above the title of the music.
Surprisingly, reading the complementary texts may change the way you listen to the music. The pairing of text and music is not arbitrary, but is intended to heighten the listening experience by connecting the music with a related idea. In ‘live’ performances, I have often read aloud a complementary text immediately preceding a piece of music.
When possible, read the complementary text aloud.
A Piano Album – An Online Recording
A short description.