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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Last day of this competition! As always happens, the press room at the Cliburn is now filled to capacity. (In the first round, it was just a few diehards like me.) Three different Japanese journalists are seated around me at th...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Apparently, something really terrible happened on Game of Thrones last night. Please, nobody tell me what it was. After Chernov wreaked Game of Thrones-level violence on the Dvořák quintet last night, I suspect any performanc...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Wish I could say I took the day off to sleep and decompress, but instead I went and caught up with my other duties at the Weekly. Nevertheless, I do feel refreshed and ready to take in the semifinal round, which features all th...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Day 5)

Kristian Lin
My fellow music critics reported feeling tired as early as the second day of the competition, but now it’s all we can do to avoid turning into zombies. We’re gonna need Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, and Simon Pegg and h...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The competition’s second day brought our first performances of Mozart, Scriabin, Schubert, and John Adams. I missed the Champions League final on TV and Taylor Swift at Cowboys Stadium today, but I wouldn’t want to ...