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Thierry Escaich at Boston AGO 2014

The second recital I attended by a “major” artist at the Boston 2014 AGO Convention was, to say the least, when not disappointing, infuriating. Thierry Escaich… 1,006 more words

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Three Rising Stars, #3: Nicholas Capozzoli

Nicholas Capozzoli represented Region III in this 3-in-1 recital. Also eschewing Bach, Mr. Capozzoli began with the beginning “Moderato” of the Symphonie Romane, Op. 73 of Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937). 755 more words

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Three AGO Rising Stars, #2: Ryan Kennedy

Region II was represented by an enterprising and vigorous Ryan Kennedy who decided to eschew Bach in favour of some very virtuosic, even delightful, yet substantial music. 590 more words

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Three AGO Rising Stars, #1: Jennifer McPherson

I’ve decided to treat these three performances as separate recitals. If for no other reason than it will be a little easier to digest in instalments rather than one very long and cumbersome review. 718 more words

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The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue:' The college class that got too hot

Note/Disclaimer :

I write this with full knowledge that Jack White from The White Stripes quoted that there would have been no Black Keys if it weren’t for him. 959 more words


The First of What I Promised

This and the following recital reviews were slow in coming and aren’t the kind of detailed analytical reviews I usually write (when I do write a concert review). 839 more words

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Common Feat. Big Sean : "Diamonds"

If there is one thing I can say about hip-hop artist Common is that I truly respect the intellectual  balance that he brings to his music. 76 more words