Posts Tagged ‘piano’

One-Man Bands

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The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.


Flights of Fancy

Van Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin brought an inquisitive, authoritative touch to some semi-obscure music at the Caruth last weekend.
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The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has sifted through a lot of talent over the years, with most winners falling somewhere between the scholarly intensity of Radu Lupu and the sweeping romanticism of Olga Kern. But ...



Bruce Hornsby

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There is a gravity to Bruce Hornsby’s piano rock ’n’ jazz, not an oppressive gravity that holds the listener down but one that keeps both feet firmly on the ground and under mostly blue skies. Not a trivial gravity, eithe...


Cottage Cheese Surprise

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While classical composers all over the world were going in for atonality and serialism, William Bolcom kept the faith and turned out tuneful, accessible compositions influenced by both ragtime (he rode the wave in the 1970s whe...



Cliburn Times Three

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The Cliburn Concert Series returns this week, and there’s more than ever of it to enjoy. This fall, the series expands into three different venues, each with its own focus. Subsuming the old Modern at the Modern series, the C...


FWSO, Baby!

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Fresh from its four-day Mozart marathon last month, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra begins its regular subscription series Friday with a grab-bag of audience favorites. The Bass Performance Hall program will include Brahms’...



No Moz-aleum

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If Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya had led an all-Mozart Festival six years ago when he first came to town, it would have been a cautious, tentative journey. His youthful forays into 18th-century mus...