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pyramidspherecube



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:21 pm    Post subject: Wright's Piano Playing Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/viewtopic.php?t=13082&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15&sid=417e6be278bd014b76a250bf5f21d6f3 )




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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.chicagoacappella.org/concerts/program_notes/music_in_the_life_of_frank_lloyd_wright

See 1/3 down page http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Books/d1686-02.htm

1955 https://1sd06y38jhbh1xhqve6fqmc1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/6007.0603.jpg

"Wright at the Steinway, NYC, 1953" (Pedro Guerrero) https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.68/1x0.85a.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ExhibitPiano.jpg?time=1580832843

https://www.houstonpianocompany.com/blog/fun-piano-facts/ivory-ticklers/frank-lloyd-wright

https://www.disegnodaily.com/article/the-music-that-inspired-frank-lloyd-wright

https://madison.com/entertainment/music/a-new-musical-legacy-for-frank-lloyd-wright-s-father/article_550efbbb-3d86-5748-83a9-27675528998d.html

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Reidy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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