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Le Salon de Musiques Kicks Off 8th Season

October 18, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

Le Salon de Musiques kicked off their eighth season of intimate chamber music on the fifth floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 with a program titled “Romantic Splendors,” featuring the String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 by Beethoven, the Duo for Violin and Viola in E [...]



Dudamel and LA Phil Perform Mozart

October 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil continued their partial Mozart month on Sunday with a concert titled “Mozart 1791: The Final Piano Concerto.” In addition to the Piano Concerto, No. 27, in B-flat Major, K. 595, with Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, the concert included works composed very late in the composer’s life: the overture from [...]



CD Review: Honeck and the PSO Deliver Deeply Moving Performances of Shostakovich and Barber

September 6, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continue their Pittsburgh Live! series with another astounding performance of two more popular works: the Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dimitri Shostakovich and the Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. But as they have done with other popular works he and the PSO have [...]



The Cliburn: Last Day of the Final Found

June 10, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 10: Day four (the last) of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Rachel Cheung, Georgy Tchaidze and Daniel Hsu

The last three concertos on the final day of the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition just finished.
Rachel Cheung
The first performance of the day was by 25-year-old Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong who [...]



The Cliburn: Day Three of the Final Round

June 10, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 9: Day three of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Yuri Favorin, Kenneth Broberg and Yekwon Sunwoo

Beginning on Friday night, three of the six finalists in the 15th International Cliburn Piano Competition performed some of the biggest warhorses in the piano concerto repertoire accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony [...]



The Cliburn: Day Two of the Final Round

June 9, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 8: Day two of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Georgy Tchaidze, Rachel Cheung and Daniel Hsu
On Thursday night we heard three different piano quintets—by Dvořák, Brahms and Franck—performed by three finalists — 29-year-old Georgy Tchaidze of Russia, 25-year-old Rachel Cheung of Hong Kong and 19-year-old Daniel Hsu of the United States.
Georgy [...]



The Cliburn: Day One of the Final Round

June 8, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 7: Day one of the final round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Kenneth Broberg, Yuri Favorin and Yekwon Sunwoo
The final round of the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition began last night with performances of three piano quintets by three of the six finalists. Prior to the start of the competition, competitors were given [...]



The Cliburn: Day Five of the Semifinal Round, Part Two

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 5: Day five of the semifinal round, part two, of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Tony Yike Yang, Yekwon Sunwoo, Han Chen and Rachel Cheung

Tony Yike Yang

Tony Yike Yang, the 18 year old from Canada, performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, with cadenzas by Beethoven and Mitsuko [...]



The Cliburn: Day Five of the Semifinal Round

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 5: Day five of the semifinal round of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Leonardo Pierdomenico and Kenneth Broberg

This last day of the semifinal round saw recitals by the two last competitors: 24-year-old Leonardo Pierdomenico from Italy and 23-year-old Kenneth Broberg from the United States.
Leonardo Pierdomenico
Pierdomenico was up first and started his recital [...]



The Cliburn: Day Four of the Semifinal Round, Part Two

June 5, 2017 | By Henry Schlinger | Category: Classical Music and Opera

June 4: Day four of the semifinal round, part two, of the Cliburn International Piano Competition: Yutong Sun, Honggi Kim, Yuri Favorin and Georgy Tchaidze

The evening of day four brought the performance of four more Mozart piano concertos with the Ft. Worth Symphony under the direction of Nicholas McGegan. Kudos to the Ft. [...]