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Music Review: Lara Downes – ‘America Again’

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The pianist captures the essences of small works by Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland as sensitively as she does songs and pieces by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Howard Arlen. Read More »

Music Review: Holly Bowling – ‘Better Left Unsung’ (Solo Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead)

On the surface, you might think that limiting the songs of a band that thrived on the interplay between various parts – most importantly the lead and rhythm guitars of Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir – wouldn't work, but you’d be mistaken. There is power and subtlety in these reinterpretations that I think Garcia would have admired, as his own personal tastes seemed to range to the more subdued and authentic soul of acoustic performances. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Eric Zuber (NYC, 4/18/16)

Pianist Eric Zuber performs at GetClassical at Yamaha Piano Salon, April 19, 2016. Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine.

Familiar preludes by Chopin and Debussy joined new ones by modern composers including the pianist himself in this stirring GetClassical at Yamaha Piano Salon concert. Read More »