This violinist once sued a guy who broke his bow and demanded an audience not clap for him. Anyway, how'd he play?
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A regal Spanish violinist plays French composers' interpretations of Spain
Here's who should replace him.
Like Michael Bay, who gave us the Transformers and Bad Boys franchises, Tchaikovsky was considered a hack in his day.
There are some bizarre elements in the piece, which supposedly illustrate an opium hallucination and a Satanic orgy.
Length aside, it’s a gorgeous piece, even more so in the hands of an expert soloist.
A star flutist is all well and good, but how many people would show up for two Stravinsky programs in a row?
The Bach enthusiast ventures into non-Baroque waters.
In computing, “the cloud” is just a metaphor. In the art of Yuriko Yamaguchi, it becomes compellingly tangible. The Osaka-born Yamaguchi, who’s been working in the U.S. since the 1970s and who is now based in Vienna, Va., uses steel, copper, and brass wire along with small pieces of hand-cast resin to create sprawling modular [...]
If you were to place classical pianists along a spectrum, you might picture one with Maurizio Pollini at one end and Lang Lang at the other. I'm not talking about skill—I'm talking about something a little less tangible: Call it panache, showmanship, self-aggrandizement, whatever. Of course, putting famous people on that spectrum skews to the [...]