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Peter Schickele receives Classical Recording Foundation Award at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall

Peter Schickele receives Classical Recording Foundation Award at Carnegies Weill Recital Hall

Peter Schickele received the Classical Recording Foundation's 2013 Composer of the Year Award at its 12th Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, November 25th at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.

Adam Abeshouse, acclaimed classical Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer, and Founder and President of the Classical Recording Foundation, organizes the annual event. Along with Peter Schickele, the 2013 awardees were pianist Roman Rabinovich, violinist Hsin-Yin Huang, pianist Sarah Rothenberg and cellist Sophie Shao.

I had the privilege of performing several works by Peter Schickele, as well as a movement from P.D.Q. Bach's "Goldbrick Variations" in honor of Peter Schickele's award and in conjunction with the February 2014 release of my new CD Morning Music: Piano Works by Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach, recorded and produced by Adam Abeshouse.

As a complete surprise, Mr. Schickele and I then performed his wonderful "Little Suite for Summer" for four-hands, composed as present for his son Matthew's 8th birthday. The celebration continued with John Schaefer's presentation of the award to Mr. Schickele. Host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, John Schaefer paid tribute to the composer, his remarkable gifts to the world of classical music and how he changed and enriched the musical landscape of our lives.

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