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Garrick Ohlsson at the Schwartz Center

At this point Garrick Ohlsson surely must be one of the best all-around pianists performing today, if not the very best. He is not just a virtuoso, but a complete musician. His touch displays incredible control even in the most … Continue reading

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Die Walküre at the Met

Wagner must be the crack cocaine of opera–not long after coming down from yesterday afternoon’s high of watching the live HD broadcast of Die Walküre from the Met, I had to drag out the Boulez/Chereau DVD from my secret stash … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Atlanta Symphony

Atlanta residents have the all-too-rare opportunity to catch a pair of live performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Op. 123) with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on  January 20 and 22 (Thursday and Saturday). Donald Runnicles is conducting with with … Continue reading

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Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes: a survey

I’ve been going through a Franz Liszt phase again since around Christmas, when I brought his Piano Sonata in B minor (Claudio Arrau) and his Années de pèlerinage (Lazar Berman) along with me to California. Above all, I’ve been fascinated by … Continue reading

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