Today I found out that my piano tuner has died. This may not seem like something that is a really big deal to some of you because he just tuned my piano. In truth he was a great family friend. He tuned my grandparents piano too. In fact, he was the only person who my grandfather would trust to tune his piano (which is now over 100 years old). He would come to Halifax when they were living in other parts of Nova Scotia to get Mr. Devlin just so he could tune their piano. He may be the most interesting man I have ever known. Today when my mum read his obituary to me it mentioned that he played this song at Carnegie Hall and that only a few pianists have ever done that. I’ve decided to share it with all of you because it is amazing and I can’t think of a better way to honor his memory than through music. Rest in peace Mr. Devlin. You will be greatly missed.
dated - 5 May 2012 tagged - Sergei Rachmaninoff Vladimir Horowitz Konzert für Klavier und Orchester No. 3 in D moll Op. 30 music