It’s not very often that we have the chance to hear the music of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze performed live, and it’s even more special to have this music performed by such a sensitive pianist.

Played by concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva, this clip comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, which raised funds to support future Dalcroze Educators.

The entire concert livestream is available on YouTube, which also contains commentary from Riva himself.


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About Alex Marthaler

Alex Marthaler is a composer, pianist, and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a pianist for modern dance and ballet classes at Point Park University and Carnegie Mellon University. Alex also teaches children's musical storytelling and improvisation classes.