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Interview: Pianist Jonathan Biss

American Pianist Jonathan Biss has come far since his 2000 New York recital debut at the 92nd Street Y’s Tisch Center for the Arts, and his New York Philharmonic debut under the baton of Kurt Masur. In two days, he’ll … Continue reading

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Robert Schumann – Beloved Chief Romantic Composer

Robert Schumann’s life was full of the romantic drama he poured into his music. First, he pushed aside his law books to concentrate on music. When he ended up studying under the rigorous tutelage of Friedrich Wieck, he fell in … Continue reading

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A Matter of Taste

Periodically, I go through spurts of listening to the same pieces of music—symphonies, concertos—and artists—Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Diana Krall—for days in a row, several times over. Eventually, the music, each measure, performs in my head when not rotating in the player. … Continue reading

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