Click on any of these excerpts to hear performances 

by some of Visby’s favorite pianists.

Each link features a piece of music that Visby introduces 

before he performs it for his fellow cruisers.

Make sure to match the link with its corresponding chapter.

Now take a seat in the audience and join Visby

as he’s miraculously assisted by piano greats such as

Arthur Rubinstein, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sviatoslav Richter,

Alicia de Larrocha, Wilhelm Kempff, and others.


(There are even a few tracks performed by the author herself!)



Ch. 3 ~ *George GERSHWIN: Prelude No. 1 ‘Allegro ben ritmato e deciso’

Grigory Gruzman, pianist

Ch. 4 ~ C Major Scale

Surprise Bonus!

“Scales and Arpeggios” from The Aristocats

Ch. 5 ~ *J. S. BACH: Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, Minuet in G Major

János Sebestyén, pianist

Ch. 6 ~ *Isaac ALBENIZ: Suite Española, Op. 47, V, Asturias (Leyenda)

Alicia de Larrocha, pianist

Ch. 9 ~ *Manuel DE FALLA: El Amor Brujo, ‘Ritual Fire Dance’

Arthur Rubinstein, pianist

Ch. 12 ~ *Domenico SCARLATTI, Sonata in C Major

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist

Ch. 18 ~ *Maurice RAVEL: Miroirs, ‘Une barque sur l’ocean’

Liane Alitowski, pianist

Ch. 20 ~ *Ludwig von BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 23 in F Minor Op. 57,

‘Appassionata’ Mvt. 1, Liane Alitowski, pianist

Ch. 22 ~ *Johannes BRAHMS: Capriccio No. 7 in D Minor Op. 116,

Wilhelm Kempff, pianist

Ch. 25 ~ *Frédéric CHOPIN: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22

Liane Alitowski, pianist

Ch. 27 ~ *Arvo PART: ‘Fratres’ for Violin and Piano

Emily Nebel, violinist, and Christopher Janwong McKiggan, pianist

Ch. 30 ~ *Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Prelude in C Minor, Op. 23 No. 7

Sviatoslav Richter, pianist