Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Apr. 17

Pianist Grant Johannesen gives his debut piano recital at the New York Times Hall on this day (1944), the first of many acclaimed concerts from this Salt Lake City native. Of his performance, critic Paul Bowles wrote in the Herald Tribune, “…the important thing to note…is that he knows how to make the piano sound interesting all the time.” Herald Tribune, see Grant Johannesen: Journey of an American Pianist, Univ. of Utah Press, 2007, pp. 27-28.

Glen Nelson