A Song to Remember

Classical music is the hallmark of our civilization. Its roots go back ancient Greece. The main style periods of classical music are the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic Impressionistic and 20th Century. Music composed in all of these periods is still being performed today.

However, there is concern among music lovers that this type of music will disappear. Education can help solve this problem. Fine music is better appreciated when the listener knows something about it. All the music education the schools can provide is wonderful. Private instruction, libraries and the internet are also valuable resources. Perhaps more important is for society to place value on this type of music and keep it thriving for future generations.

The piano has always been the most popular instrument. It was invented in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori. More music has been written for it than anyone can play in a lifetime. There are concertos for piano and orchestra, solo works and chamber music among others. In the 19th century, there was a piano in every home and everyone played. Amateur music making was prevalent. I have dedicated my life to music as a piano teacher. After 40 years I still love it. Anyone interested can call me at 216-357-3034.

Robert Dubbs

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 10:07 AM, 12.08.2017