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The Classical Bruckner: An Interview with Rémy Ballot
For many listeners, Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) is a puzzle. What version should be listened to, when so many of his symphonies were revised and revised as he responded to critics? In this new recording of 10 of Bruckner’s symphonies, from
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A Long Artistic Path to Bach
An Interview With Valérie Aimard
We’ve checked in with cellist Valérie Aimard a few times over the past few years and have noted with interest how much she has done for the world of cello. Her YouTube Channel, Only Cello, a recorded anthology of cello
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Come to Us to be Surprised: DYNAMIKfest in Salzburg
An Interview with Clarissa Bevilacqua
When we last spoke with violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua, she mentioned the new music festival she was planning for Salzburg, Austria. After a year of work, it has come to reality, and on 9 October 2023, DYNAMIKfest Kammermusik Salzburg will have
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Cristian Monti and his album Cabinet de curiosités
Cristian Monti is an Italian pianist and composer who is passionate about rediscovering lesser-known repertoire. In his album, Cabinet de curiosités, released in 2022, Monti featured a lesser-known piece, Pièces de Clavecin by Italian composer Francesco Xaverio Geminiani (1687 –1762),
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Discovering Works of César Franck
An Interview With Ingmar Lazar
Ingmar Lazar, the founder of Festival du Bruit qui Pense, is a leading French pianist. He is set to release an album featuring four sets of pieces by César Franck. The album opens with an unpublished sonata written by Franck
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Interview With Charisse Baldoria: Pianist, Composer, Educator, and Writer
Philippine-born Charisse Baldoria is an accomplished and multi-talented artist. She is a pianist, composer, educator, and writer who serves as an Associate Professor of Piano at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. I reached out to Charisse for an interview after listening
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Some Russian Jewels
An Interview with Nikita Lukinov
Pianist Nikita Lukinov’s new recording, Kaleidoscope, gives us a very definite view of Russian pianism at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th. He chose piano miniatures by 3 pianists who are each separated by 40 years
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The Digital Debussy Continued
Francis Gorgé and Debussy
We interviewed digital performer and arranger Francis Gorgé in February 2022 and took a look at his orchestration of Debussy’s Preludes Book I in January 2023. Now he’s extended his work to Debussy’s Preludes, Book II, a work by Florent
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