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Interview: Emerson String Quartet on Teaming with Piano Virtuoso Evgeny Kissin for 2018 Concert Tour

Evgeny Kissin in Verbier, 2011 (Ilona Oltuski)

With this special chamber music venture that pairs Carnegie Hall’s darling with a formal string ensemble for the first time, Kissin continues to expand his creative spectrum, broadening his offerings even further, past Jewish poetry recitals and his latest foray into writing and composing.

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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: 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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Concert Review: Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Orchestra of St. Luke’s – Haydn’s ‘Creation’ (NYC, 10/27/2016)

A joyful, optimistic, brilliantly composed vision, Haydn's great oratorio jibed perfectly with Enlightenment philosophy, and went on to offer a couple of hours of comfort and relief as war darkened the start of the 19th century. Today, it continues to bring joy.

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Music Review: Violinist Carolin Widmann and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Music of Mendelssohn and Schumann

Written only nine years apart, these two concerti express very different aspects of Romanticism, and Widmann, who in 2013 was named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards, brings a powerful enthusiasm to them that's evident throughout.

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A Mostly Mozart 50-Year Retrospective: Making the Most of Mozart’s Genre-Bending Spell

Over its 50 years, the Mostly Mozart Festival has built a large following, enjoyed an international reputation and presented A-list performers, all while tending to the shifting expectations of trendy New Yorkers. Under festival director Jane Moss and music director Louis Langrée, it genially circumvents the self-imposed restriction of its catchy name.

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