This story cowritten by Tobias of MasterClassics (Tuesdays, from 6AM to 8AM) and Byrd
Edwin Grasse: A Story I Knew, About A Person I’d Never Heard Of:
“Ever heard of Edwin Grasse?” Bob asked one Tuesday when he entered the WPRB studio at the end of my show.
“No,” I replied. I didn’t think I had.
“He’s a good composer,” Bob said, “And a pianist. And an organist. But he was blind from birth.”
I was suddenly alert.
“When was he born?” I asked.
“Late nineteenth century.”
“Did he live in New York?”
“I think I know a story about him!”