John Salmon plays Barry Wehrli’s “Prelude 1”

March 2015: Birthday Gift from Dr. John Salmon!

A very special 2015 birthday gift! Professor John Salmon of the Greensboro School of Music, University of North Carolina, gives an impromptu performance of Prelude 1 from my “Book of Preludes: 1-15 for Piano“.

Here’s what John says about the Book of Preludes:

“I appreciate Barry Wehrli’s mixture of classical and pop idioms in his Book of Preludes. They are expressive and moody, sure to resonate both with hormonal teens (not me) and senior-citizen pianists (me). (OK, I really belong to both groups, at least spiritually.) We’ve all had days as musically depicted in the sad-passsionate-then resigned Prelude No. 10 and the pensive-then proclamatory Prelude No. 11. Pianists may be inspired to come up with their own preludes after reading through this rich treasure trove.”