Introduction

This is my official website. Other websites that I maintain are listed under the category “Other John Kersey sites”.

In the posts below there will be found links to recordings of piano music on YouTube and on my record label, recordings and transcripts of speeches, transcripts of books and a selection of opinion pieces on music and culture. I have also given detailed information about the academic and professional qualifications I hold and the honours and awards I have received, in order to establish an accurate and verifiable source on these matters, and provided an account of my religious ministry. It is my hope that visitors to my website will find this useful and interesting.

“Thoughtful educators are not simply interested in achieving known effects; they are interested as much in surprise, in the imaginative side of life and its development as in hitting predefined targets achieved through routine procedures. In some sense our aim ought to be to convert the school from an academic institution into an intellectual one.” – Elliot W. Eisner Artistry in Teaching (Cultural Commons, 2004)

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Walter Niemann: Piano Sonata no. 2 in F major, op. 75 “Nordic”

“Einen Regenbogen, der, minder grell als die Sonne strahlt in gedampftem Licht, spannte ich ueber das Bild; aber er sollte nur funkeln und nimmer als Briicke dem Schicksal dienen, denn dieses entsteigt einzig der menschlichen Brust.” – Friedrich Hebbel

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Walter Niemann: Porcelain, op. 120

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Mompou: Impresiones intimas

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Walter Niemann: Aus vergangenen Tagen – Ballade, op. 49

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Leos Janacek: In the Mists

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Medtner: Piano Sonata no. 9 in A minor “War Sonata”, op. 30

“I want to speak of music….as a country, our native country which determines our musicians’ nationality, our musicality, a country in relation to which all our ‘ideologies’, schools, individualities, are merely sides.” – Nikolai Medtner, The Muse and the Fashion.

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Walter Niemann: Galante Musik, op. 109

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Schumann: Fantasie in C major, op. 17

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Brahms: Four Piano Pieces, op. 119

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Walter Niemann: Silhouetten, op. 47

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