Tag Archives: Schubert

Reviewed by Lee Shepherd There was far more beauty than tragedy in the Binghamton Philharmonic concert Sunday (Feb. 22) dubbed “Tragic Beauty”by Maestro Jose-Luis-Novo. In a concert that juxtaposed three 20th century composers with one from the18th century, beauty emanated from the virtuosic abilities displayed by every section of the BPO. I’m sure orchestra members slept well that night, the well-earned rest of total exhaustion after a difficult and demanding program performed to perfection. It seems smart for Novo to choose works that showcase the orchestra, rather than featuring a...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Take four fine musicians, put them in an 1850s church surrounded by farm fields frequented by horses and other critters, and ask the performers to play their favorite works, and you’ll get the marvelous concert performed last night (July 25) by the Fenimore Quartet at the West Kortright Music Centre. (more…)...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd The Brentano and Borromeo, the Juilliard, the Kronos, the New Zealand, the Ying and many others – I’ve heard some world-class string quartets in my day -- but none of them can hold a candle to the Aron Quartett of Vienna, and last Sunday's concert. The foursome’s utterly clean, crisp, no-nonsense performance channeled the exuberance and genius of Haydn, Schubert and Korngold directly to the listener, without intermediaries. Focused and intense as a laser pointer dot, yet relaxed and smiling, they made some...
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Did you "Art Walk"? Were you at a play or concert or poetry reading? Please share your week with us....
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