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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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Music Review: Cypress String Quartet – ‘Beethoven: The Early String Quartets’

The Cypress finishes recording all Beethoven's string quartets with this further testament to the composer's overall genius and the forward-pressing aspects of these relatively early but towering works. The Op. 18 quartets on this two-CD set are full of harmonic riches, rhythmic intricacy, and emotional complexity, all fully evident under the Cypress musicians' expert fingers.

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Concert Review: American Classical Orchestra with Pianist Jiayan Sun – All-Beethoven Concert, NYC (September 10, 2015)

With rich harmonics, thrilling tension, and remarkable spatial awareness, the ACO made a thoroughly convincing case for how worthwhile it is to make the effort to present works like Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 with original instruments.

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Concert Review: John Adams with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and the Brentano String Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 10/19/2014

Composer John Adams led the musicians in Beethoven, Stravinsky, and his own "Absolute Jest," a wonderful new work by a composer at the top of his game.

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I Shall Be Released: New Albums and Tours from Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, U2, Seth MacFarlane and More

The fall season is upon us, and with it an onslaught of splashy new releases from marquee artists and labels clamoring for our attention.

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