This is a gem of a recording, a wonderful introduction to this often overlooked Hungarian composer.
Few in the business proffer the same fusion of near-unbelievable chops/technique with an acute musical sensitivity that encourages near-miracles.
Marc-André Hamelin, one of the world’s elite pianists, held the packed Shalin Liu Performance Center enthralled.
The Takács Quartet have won the kind of acclaim that most chamber groups can only dream of, and their concert in Boston made their enviable reputation understandable.
For decades, Mr. Hamelin was known for his forbiddingly fabulous technique deployed to play and record vast swaths of immensely difficult and arcane repertoire that most pianists had rarely touched or even known of. Then, the past few years, he ventured into the standard repertoire with astonishing results.
By Susan Miron Two things of overwhelming beauty—an ocean view and an extraordinary pianist’s recital—nearly generated sensory overload on Sunday in Rockport, Massachusetts’s highly touted new concert hall. Presented by the excellent Rockport Chamber Music Series, now in their fifteenth season under the Artistic Director pianist David Deveau, the late afternoon Sunday concert included music […]