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Sherman / Courtesy of Carnegie Hall Decades have passed since wunderkind Evgeny Kissin fascinated crowds all over the world with his dazzling virtuosity and the passion of his music. Now 41, the former child prodigy still has a name that ensures a
April 21, 2013 Mitsuko Uchida can easily fill Carnegie Hall with a blockbuster program: the last three piano sonatas of Schubert, say, which she played in 2012 , or the last three of Beethoven, which she performed there most recently in 2009 .
The pianist formerly known as Yundi Li may be a folk-hero back home, but the merry-go-round of Western fashion has not treated him kindly. Dislodged from his perch as Deutsche Grammophon's prize Chinese Chopinist by the imperious Lang Lang, Li was
Susan Hammond had one unforgettable day at Massey Hall in Toronto, where she was sitting a mere few feet away from the piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz. Hammond was a young pianist in 1976 who only dreamed of seeing Horowitz perform live. As she
Vancouver-based Russian-born classical pianist Alla Love strode with purpose toward the sleek black beauty in Tom Lee Music on Granville Street earlier this week, placed her long, graceful fingers on the glistening ivory and black keys and began
Maurizio Pollini 's latest recital disc follows the same plan as his previous Chopin collection , grouping together works from the late 1830s by opus number, in this case Opp 27, 18, 30 and 31. That earlier disc, which included the B flat minor
Music Review Armed With the Classics, and Reaching for More Evgeny Kissin Plays Barber's Sonata at Carnegie Hall Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times Evgeny Kissin performing on Thursday night at Carnegie Hall, where some patrons were seated onstage.
Peter Gelb's job as general manager of one of New York's most historic institutions is a balancing act. He brings fresh ideas and new fans to the Met without alienating its core constituency, the people who might know every last line of "Carmen."
Judging by his enjoyable concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday evening, the Russian-American pianist Maxim Anikushin has a genuine affinity for the music of Samuel Barber. In 2010 Mr. Anikushin performed a Barber concert in honor of that composer's
Buy it from Olli Mustonen can be the most infuriating pianist; musically and technically there's no doubt of his huge talent, but with it all too often goes a streak of wilfulness that leads him into performances of repertory pieces that are at best