Pianist Joseph Smith is especially known for presenting neglected works through performances, lectures, recordings, articles, broadcasts and editions. He has edited eleven piano anthologies, recorded ten CDs, and written for numerous publications. For two years, he had a monthly feature on NPR’s Performance Today. Stuart Isacoff’s Natural History of the Pianocalls Smith a “walking encyclopedia of the piano.” Among Smith’s special interests: early romanticism (Field, Weber), early twentieth century American music (Griffes), music and folklore (Grieg and Grainger).
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