“Hear the song in the music” is a project of The Classical Group reflecting its interest in how songs have inspired much music and how the piano has been a major part of that.

The mission is to celebrate songs and song-inspired piano music and to bring words, music and idea together, as well as music and musicians, while doing so.

These piano works can be quite literal “transcriptions” that are highly faithful to the original song (with the song and the piano pieces almost like “twins”), or they can be a different kind of transcription that is much more of a free variation on the original, more improvisational, taking a work and building it in his own image, with brief allusions to the song only,and these are often called paraphrases, reminiscences, or fantasies.