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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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The Romantic Frederic Chopin and His Elegant First Piano Concerto

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) had an intimate connection with the piano. He was a composer of mazurkas, etudes, waltzes, 24 preludes, 21 nocturnes, 3 piano sonatas, 2 piano concertos, 4 ballades, and many more brilliant works that makes one appreciate the … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Endearing First Piano Concerto

Most great artists are acutely misunderstood. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was no exception to this belief. When he composed his Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23, the pianist he had hoped to impress, Nicolai Grigorevich Rubinstein, gave … Continue reading

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