In the early 1950s Judith Sklar, aged 10, performed Clementi's Sonatina No. 3, Op 36 on the University of Michigan's public radio show, 'Young Artists of the Week.' She was the youngest performer to appear on the show and at that point, had only been playing for three years. Sklar pursued music well into her collegiate career but gave up the dream of being a professional pianist to pursue teaching.
Many years later she would give birth to a boy named Benjamin who would function as her page-turner, sheet music disorganizer, and plinker of plaintive melodies while procrastinating math homework. The air of Bach floating through the family home settled upon him and inspired this suite, 'The Falcon in Prussian Blue.'
Benjamin Kaplan - Piano and MIDI Programming
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