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The Danish String Quartet Finally Celebrated Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
The award winning Danish String Quartet performed all sixteen Beethoven String Quartets from November 5-11 in an astonishing six programs—a belated celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday worth waiting for. The ensemble was originally scheduled to perform the works in a
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Why Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss Are a Perfect Violin-Piano Duo
The Schubert Club of Saint Paul Minnesota opened its 2021-22 International Artists Series on November 2, and 3, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss. My expectation was that it would be a great evening. Finally: a live concert. I
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Reflections on the Leeds Piano Competition in 2021
Murray Perahia: Winner in 1972 Since its inception, the Leeds International Piano Competition has attained a highly respected reputation as the “most coveted prize in the piano world and internationally acclaimed for introducing some of the greatest pianists of our
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The Happy Music Play Book
Cordelia Williams
There’s a lot more to making music with children than singing The Wheels on the Bus or dancing to Baby Shark. Newborn babies can detect the pulse in music and infants respond to maternal speech and singing. Many children have
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A Miracle of Music: HKU Celebrates 40 Years
Forty years ago, the Hong Kong University Music Department was founded at the behest of then–Vice Chancellor Rayson Huang (1920-2015). He had come to Hong Kong in 1938 following the Japanese invasion of Shanghai to be a student at HKU,
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The Piano: A History in 100 Pieces
Susan Tomes
It was perhaps inevitable that pianist and writer Susan Tomes would turn her attention eventually to the extraordinarily broad repertoire of the piano – her instrument, and mine, and that of countless others, both professional and amateur players. While her
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Pizzi Party: Moïse et Pharaon at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro
Every year, especially during Covid, one must ask oneself if it is worthwhile to make the arduous trip to the poorly connected Adriatic town of Pesaro for the Rossini Opera Festival. This year, after a reduced 2020 program, the ROF
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One night only: I due Foscari in Aix-en-Provence
For one night only, the Festival in Aix-en-Provence put on Verdi’s early opera, I Due Foscari. Staging this lesser known work with its unlikely story devoid of much dramatic development, the choice of a concert version was a good one.
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