The New York Times - 1986
Spring Waits Offstage for Winterís Final Bow
In New York, the shift in the seasons often touches the cityís artists first Ė a
creative crackle of sorts.
Mark Birnbaum, a pianist/composer who lives on the Upper West Side, said he knew
it was the beginning of spring mostly because it was his motherís birthday. But
he also felt some stirrings. Sitting down at his piano in the morning to
compose a "dark portrait of humanity" (Night of the Morning star) he said,
"instead I wrote some springy passages."
By Maureen Dowd
The New York Times - March 1986