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Mostly Mozart Festival Review: International Contemporary Ensemble – ‘Grand Pianola Music’

Conductor Christian Reif

Works by John Adams, George Lewis, and Courtney Bryan explored the interaction between man and machine, in three very different ways. And there wasn't a pianola (player piano) in sight.

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Music Review: Laurent Eyquem – ‘Nostalgia’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Nostalgia Soundtrack (Laurent Eyquem)

The 'Nostalgia' score easily earns high marks (3.5 stars), as French composer Laurent Eyquem showcases piano, strings, and horns in essential music that emits amazing emotion, even at a fairly minimal 31-minute running time.

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Concert Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Soprano Sherezade Panthaki – Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and More

Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

The 'Four Seasons' benefitted especially from the outdoor setting. A real bird sang during the twittering of the violins in the first movement of 'Spring.' A dog barked. During 'Summer' real crickets formed a chorale as, in the music, a goatherd wept and a storm threatened.

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