Earlier this week, one of my students (are you reading this, Luke? ) commented how much he loves classical music and would like to help other people develop more of an appreciation for it. Apparently Daria van den Bercken feels the same way, especially about the keyboard works of George Frideric Handel. For anyone who has ever bemoaned the piano’s lack of portability, think again! Check out this amazingly innovative approach to sharing the music of Handel with audiences everywhere. And I do mean everywhere.
Daria plans to record Handel’s works next January. Her passion for his music is evident: “There have been moments in my life when certain music — more than normally — struck a chord in me and I felt this sense of incredible beauty. It happened again a while ago when playing the keyboard works of George Frideric Handel.” I look forward to keeping up with her Handel at the Piano project via Facebook and Twitter in the coming months!
(HT: Chris Foley of the Collaborative Piano Blog)