I popped onto the dashboard page of this blog to do something or other, and then I got distracted by the “Top Searches” section. First of all, I appreciate the fact that people think there’s a halfway decent chance I would have something to say about classical musicians divorces. I’ve never been tempted to do this until now, but perhaps I should make this place the PerezHilton.com of historically significant art music. Imagine the tens of monthly hits! But more important than that is the first search, highlighted above by me drawing a red box around it in Microsoft Paint like the computer whiz from 1993 that I am.
Stephanie Klackner isn’t around anymore, having been replaced by Stephanie Pittman something like 15 years ago, but either way that’s my mother. I somehow have managed not to really touch on any cool mom music stories, even though there are many. My excuse is that I focus mostly on orchestral music and she’s a jazz/Broadway piano player, but she’s also how I got into music in the first place. Seeing that search term makes it official: I must share some mom stories.
Keep your eyes open later this week. You will hear tales of musical wonder, foul language, completely inadvertent sacrilege, and a startling inability to not make slight improvements to Mozart on the fly. It goes down Wednesday!