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Murray Perahia prefers an in-the-moment approach to performance

Murray Perahia has given thousands of concerts since making his first big mark with a victory at the 1972 Leeds…

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Max Raabe, nights in Berlin and afternoons at the Chicago Public Library

Earlier this month, Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester glided through their winter residency at Berlin’s Admiralspalast, the 1910 theater…

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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project continues to expand its global impact

Since its founding 15-plus years ago, cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project has literally spanned the globe. The project’s shifting…

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Let’s play two: Hilary Hahn hits her repertoire out of the park

Talk about double threats. Hilary Hahn is not only one the supreme violin virtuosos of our time, but she is…

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How ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ created a new musical model in Hollywood

Offering a post-mortem on this year’s Oscars best-score contest, New Yorker critic Alex Ross assesses how the soundtrack for “2001:…

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For Dee Alexander, something wonderful always happens on stage

For Dee Alexander, music did not show up in her life in a music class, through a song on the…

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Latin jazz great Eddie Palmieri keeps the accent on excitement

Most of the Western world follows the Gregorian calendar but Eddie Palmieri adheres to what could be called the Jazz…

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Roger Ebert on the brilliance of ‘The Godfather’

Regarded as a masterpiece of world cinema, Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” (1972) remains one of the most influential and…

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin likens his podium style to painting with music

Proven talent, knowledge and artistry alone do not guarantee that a conductor will be the right leader for an orchestra….

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard talks Bach and more

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, whose latest disc is “The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I” on Deutsche Grammophon, discusses his approach to…

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Dianne Reeves shares some moments from her ‘Beautiful Life’

“Beautiful Life,” the title of Dianne Reeves’ latest album, also aptly describes the veteran singer’s high-flying career. Few jazz artists…