Dave Brubeck - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 103:

I know you came from a musical family. Is that what got you involved with the piano? Oh, yes. My mother was a pianist and a piano teacher. When I was born, she was practicing all the time, as she was with her first two sons. Howard [a composer] is four years older than I, and Harry [a music teacher] is eleven years older. She believed in prenatal influence, so she practiced through all her pregnancies. When we were born, we were all put near the piano to listen to her practicing. I heard Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Bach from infancy.
cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 103. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431080802771 accessed: 14 July, 2024


Dave Brubeck
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Chopin, Franz Liszt, Bach, Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 11:26:43 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:18:27 +0100