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Exclusive Interview: Voyage Sonique Violinist Augusta McKay Lodge on Performing in the Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs

Augusta McKay Lodge (photo credit: Casey Leigh Photography)

The award-winning musician discusses her career and upcoming concerts in the Catacombs: "This will go at the top of my unusual venues list, that's certain."

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Concert Review: Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian – ‘When Tchaikovsky Met Brahms’ (NYC, 6 March 2019)

Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian at the Italian Academy, Columbia University. Photo by Majid Aliyev

Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian gave sumptuous performances of music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Grieg at Columbia University's Italian Academy.

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New Enthusiasm for Eurythmy: Gabrielle Armenier Moves to Illuminate the Human Experience and Creative Process  

Eurythmy produces a performing experience unlike many others; it lures you in to new shores, perhaps a bit like the song of the sirens once captured Odysseus.

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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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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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Concert Review: Mark Peskanov, Julian Schwarz, Marika Bournaki – Brahms at Bargemusic (Brooklyn, 8/27/2016)

The three musicians did right by Brahms as they played some of the composer's most beautiful and dynamic music for violin, cello, and piano in Brooklyn's floating waterfront concert hall.

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