April 2014 archive

My Musical Career – Part Two

A pair of Ludwig balanced action timpani - ca. 1935

My Musical Career – Part Two In Part One of this blog, I told you about the very beginnings of my musical career – from my youth and upbringing in the Bronx and more specifically, how my upbringing influenced my choice of career. To recap it briefly, my role as a choirboy in the church …

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My Musical Career – Part One

My Musical Career Many people have asked me over the years how it was that I came to take up the timpani, of all instruments. My answer is always that I was not really by chance as music played a big part in my upbringing. As a matter of fact, you can say that my …

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