Wright's Piano Playing

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pyramidspherecube
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Wright's Piano Playing

Post by pyramidspherecube »

Was Wright ever known to record his piano playing? Also, did he compose music? Or did he simply find playing the piano helped his architectural ideas?
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SDR
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Post by SDR »

A little has be written about that. Here are two excerpts from his son John's memoir, each containing recollections about Wright and the piano.

(For more of the same, see http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... bf5f21d6f3 )


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Post by Reidy »

An album of his father's compositions has been published: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/musicofwilliamwright.

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Post by toddlevin »

There is indeed an actual recording of FLLW performing on the piano. Recorded on the Columbia label ‎(XTV 18345-18350) in 1952, a three LP set called "Frank Lloyd Wright Talks To And With The Taliesin Fellowship" - the second side of the first LP is titled 'Fllw Improvises On The Piano'. I've been looking to purchase a complete copy of this 3LP set in excellent condition - if anyone out there in FLLW-land knows of one for sale, please let me know! Thank you, Todd Levin (owner, The Stuart Richardson House)

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