Great Courses Spring Warehouse Clearance Sale

by Robert Greenberg on April 22, 2014

The Great Courses Sale

Over FOURTEEN of my courses on sale during The Great Courses Spring Warehouse Clearance. Take advantage of courses up to 70% Off Today!

On Sale Courses include:


OraTV Day One Report

by Robert Greenberg on March 26, 2014

Recording at OraTVFirst the good news. Today’s recording session at Ora TV was a portrait in smooth. The crew is slick as snail slime on a bowling alley and incredibly easy to work with. I am working in front of a green screen (see below), which will allow my producer Jason Rovou (who was kind enough to take the pictures below) to superimpose virtually anything behind me. It will be fascinating to see what he comes up with. We have one more day of shooting (tomorrow), and then the episodes will be in the hands of Jason and the production crew.

The bad news: ah, show biz. Larry King ran late today and thus we did not have a chance to record my segment. Boo-hoo for me: all dressed up (in a tie and jacket, no less!) and no place to go. I will return sometime later this spring, before the release of my shows, in order to record the segment. I look forward to it.


The OraTV adventure begins

March 25, 2014

Yesterday I headed off to the OraTV studios in Southern California to record 15 episodes of what I hope will be an ongoing show, “Conspiracies, Peccadilloes, and Dirty Little Secrets! Fun and Games with the Great Composers”. As the show’s title rather breathlessly indicates, each episode focuses on a conspiracy, or a peccadillo, or a […]

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Invasive Species Update!

March 7, 2014

Color me thrilled and grateful. Our Kickstarter campaign has raised its required 3k minimum, and will thus pay out on March 11, the day of the premiere for which the campaign was created. However, my dearest, darling, beneficent, generous-to-a-fault friends (was that treacly enough?), the cause of new American music is a good one, and […]

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Ordering The Great Courses Surveys

February 20, 2014

I receive all sorts of (usually lovely) mail and email from all sorts of folks asking all sorts of questions, mostly about music but not infrequently about other things as well. You will – I’m sure – be relieved to hear that for now I will focus on the former, reserving my advice on dating, […]

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“Invasive Species” Kickstarter

February 17, 2014

Today’s post offers an invitation, a request, and a screed. Invitation Come one; come all; please: I have a premiere coming up on March 11 at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California; 8 PM. The concert will take place under the auspices of Composers, Inc., an organization dedicated to the performance of new American […]

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Announcing A New Series for Ora TV — “Conspiracies, Peccadilloes, and Dirty Little Secrets! Fun and Games with the Great Composers”

February 3, 2014

I have been busy with a new project that I am now in the position to share with you! I have been writing a series of fifteen eight-minute episodes (1100-1150 words each) for Ora TV, an on-demand digital television network founded in 2012 by Carlos Slim (Forbes Magazine’s 2013 “richest man in the world”) and […]

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“The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works” Series to be shown for FREE in Chatham, NJ

January 9, 2014

Every now and then a friend sends along a link like this one, indicating that one of my The Teaching Company/Great Courses surveys is being publicly screened. According to the article, from the Chatham (New Jersey) Courier, my DVD series “The 23 Greatest Piano Solo Works” is being shown (free of charge) at the Senior […]

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Greenberg Recommends — Vince Guaraldi

January 7, 2014

Back in early autumn, I ran a series of blogs on my favorite jazz pianists. With your indulgence, I would resume with a wonderful – if somewhat under under-appreciated – pianist, whose name I will broach in due time (not that you haven’t just checked the bottom of the post). But first, a necessary screed. […]

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December 16, 2013

In honor of the day I offer up a few Beethoven jokes. Beethoven himself loved a good joke. According to his pals, no one laughed louder at Beethoven’s jokes than Beethoven himself, who would throw his head back and howl with inappropriately loud laughter. (We are told that Beethoven’s friends invariably laughed along, not because […]

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