Monday , May 27 2024

Concert Music

Concert Review: Maya Beiser (NYC 9/13/2016)

It was nice to see a warmer side to the cellist's chill, hyper-modern aesthetic as she introduced songs and asked the audience for vocal and smartphone participation. At the end she sent us out to wander the crowded desert of Greenwich Village, inspired by her musicianship but even more so by her distinctive dark aesthetic.

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Concert Review: Soprano Hanna Golodinskii and Pianist Oxana Mikhailoff – ‘Slavic Discoveries’ (NYC, 9/10/16)

Two amazingly talented artists performed music of Vladimir Drozdoff as well as of better-known Slavic composers in the Romantic tradition, including Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

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Music Review: Bassist Eleonore Oppenheim – ‘Home’

Though they're all by different composers, the pieces in combination provide a sweet balance of moody atmospherics and richly expressive statements, abstract and concrete, sometimes simultaneously. They add up to one 37-minute sweep of curious musicality that's just enough to leave the receptive ear wanting more.

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