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10 Things You May Not Know About Sergei Prokofiev
You know that Prokofiev wrote some of the greatest music ever. You know that his ballet scores have become some of the most performed dance music ever; on and off stage. You know that he was a child prodigy. You
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Great Performers: Martha Argerich
I’ve been fortunate to hear Martha Argerich live in concert in London twice in recent years, first in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto and then in Schumann’s Piano Concerto. On both occasions I came away from the concert lost for words.
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A Classical Cuban Journey With the King of Pianists
Louis Gottschalk & Cuba by Antonio Iturrioz “Give me your hand, my child; I predict that you will become the king of pianists.” So said Frédéric Chopin to American pianist and composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, after hearing him perform at
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Great Performers: Mitsuko Uchida
“Every day of my life that I am allowed to play Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and the music of our own time too……this, to me, is a gift from somewhere. If heaven existed, it’s heaven.” – Mitsuko Uchida Slightly built and
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On Indie Classical
Indie classical—as I define it—is a sub-genre of contemporary classical music. Born in the early 2010s, it is slowly evolving from a niche genre to a contemporary musical trend. Its unofficial founders—including the German composer and pianist Nils Frahm—have gone
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Pianist Jon Kimura Parker, a Modern-day Musical Maverick
The diabolical pianist—that’s what I called Jon Kimura Parker in 2013. During the last six years Parker has become a force in many genres of music, and, as an entrepreneur, he has blossomed into what one can only call a
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Great Performers: Maria João Pires
“what I feel is very deep. I need to have a total connection with the music”Maria João Pires One of the finest musicians of her generation, pianist Maria João Pires brings exquisite refinement, profound emotional depth, and intellectual insight to
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Preview of Dartington International Summer School 2020
Incoming Artistic Director sees Dartington International Summer School as a “laboratory” for musicians and composers to experiment and explore Since its foundation in 1947, Dartington International Summer School (DISS) has been a place where musicians, professional and amateur, come together
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