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Pianist Leon Fleisher, Richard Strauss, Dramatic End to Season

Pianist Leon Fleisher has earned the respect of his fans if the increased volume of applause on last Saturday evening was any indication. When he came onto the stage to perform Maurice Ravel’s (1875-1937) Concerto for the Left Hand for … Continue reading

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The Romanze of Augustin Hadelich and Alban Gerhardt

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s January 7 concert was a large, romantic serenade by two musicians who understand their instruments’ needs—how to be held, how to be adored and how to be caressed. Violinist Augustin Hadelich performed on his 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” … Continue reading

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Russell Peck, Brahms’ “Requiem,” Bring Life, Vitality to Evening Concert

Often, it’s the drummer in the band that receives the loudest cheers. After all, he or she is the one that keeps everyone working in unison. And let’s admit—beating on a drum and making noise can be a lot of … Continue reading

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