February 2, 2018

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Feb. 16, 2019

Recently I was in the town of Concord, Massachusetts. Browsing in a local bookstore, I came across the “Local Authors” shelf. I couldn’t help but take note. Among the rows were books from Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott. The books, shown in the photo I took while there, included Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter, Alcott’s Little Women and Emerson’s Nature. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the historian, is a local author as well, though at first glance I did not spot any of her books. Taken together, that’s quite a list of authors for one town.

Feb. 2, 2018

When I first heard the music of Muzio Clementi I was hooked. Clementi composed and played during the time of Mozart and many of his pieces have a "Mozart-like" quality. As a guitarist, I wondered how Clementi's piano sonatinas would sound on guitar. With my daughter's help we transcribed the first movement of Sonatina No. 1 (Opus 36 ) to sheet music for guitar. Here below it is for anyone to download, share and enjoy.