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Theater Review (NYC Broadway): ‘Farinelli and the King’ with Mark Rylance

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Well played all around, this Shakespeare's Globe production is blessed with the preternaturally naturalistic Rylance, whose severely manic-depressive and sometimes delusional King Philippe V of Spain is both brilliantly imagined and pulsatingly real.

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From Russia to America: Pianist, Composer, and Transcriber Vyacheslav Gryaznov Delights in Musical Storytelling

While the pianist's impression is by no means comprehensive due to the short time he has spent here, the notion that the Russian pedagogical culture could be producing lazy students while the United States’ could be producing lazy teachers may not be so far-fetched.

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Concert Review: Gerard Schwarz Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra with Violist Jordan Bak (NYC, Oct 26 2017)

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Jordan Bak, a marvelous young violist, helped remind us that 20th-century American composers kept audiences in mind even as they created original, boundary-breaking concert music.

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Music Review: Isabelle Faust, Freiburger Barockorchester – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 5, Hebrides

What we hear on this recording is a virtuoso who makes it all sound easy, who draws deeply felt emotion and faery-dust thrills from her instrument with a feeling of effortlessness.

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Concert Review: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and Pianist Akira Eguchi (NYC, 20 April 2017)

Celebrated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi's program ranged from the 28-year-old Beethoven's teemingly imaginative first violin sonata to an evocative work for violin and electronics written in 2009 by the then also 28-year-old Jakub Ciupinski, inspired by the WWII wreck of an Italian ship.

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