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In "Improvisations on the Ledge," award-winning composer-pianist Peter Saltzman searches for universal truths by stumbling upon them—both with words and music. The basic premise is simple: he improvises on the piano, then talks about what the music tells him. Then makes music about what the talking tells him. Then...well, it goes on like this. Droll, funny, dramatic, musical, short.

Improvisations on The Ledge Peter Saltzman

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    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

In "Improvisations on the Ledge," award-winning composer-pianist Peter Saltzman searches for universal truths by stumbling upon them—both with words and music. The basic premise is simple: he improvises on the piano, then talks about what the music tells him. Then makes music about what the talking tells him. Then...well, it goes on like this. Droll, funny, dramatic, musical, short.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Sir Swizzle Stick ,

I tried it... I liked it!

If you like music, wonder how it comes about, where’s it’s from, but can’t play a note of any of it... but still want to know the origins of any type of music then this will be of interest to you. Thank you Mr Saltzman for giving me something very inspirational to listen to across the many long road miles of the West and Air Miles of the Sky. Lovely!

Dame Ethel ,

WOW! Not at musician but this is fascinating

I stumbled on this podcast not certain what it was and I don’t play any instruments. You’re inside the head of this awesome pianist who can riff, both musically and verbally, with such ease. I’ve learned so much about music’s elements and the player/composers relationship to the work. A unique podcast that’s showing me new ways to listen to all the music I love.

DCgirl61 ,

DCgirl61

As an avid podcast listener and music lover, this is at the very top of my list. Saltzman's musicianship is remarkable and his commentary is laugh-out-loud hilarious. For those of us who love music but are far from afficinados, Saltzman offers a fun and accessible window into the private world of a musician. It's wonderful stuff!!!

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