While browsing the classical section at Border's yesterday, I noticed a new CD of piano compositions by none other than Billy Joel. He has written ten classical pieces for piano, and the bits I listened to on Border's headphones were decent. They are touted as opuses 1-10, I guess meaning these are the first compositions he has officially released. The odd thing is that he doesn't play the songs -- some other pianist does the job. I wonder why Billy wouldn't play his own stuff. Is it too difficult for him? Does he think it conveys quality if someone else plays his classical music? I'm not a qualified critic, so I'm not sure if any of this music is good. It sounds pleasing (which I suppose is all that matters) on first review, but I wonder how it would stand up to critical analysis.