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  • I've called a pianist's Allegro finale "sparklingly charismatic" and a countertenor "warmly charismatic."

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  • Yet for all of the pianist's flamboyance, he proves, in person, disarmingly frank unafraid to talk, for example, of his past crack cocaine habit, funny, smart, even down-to-earth - or as down-to-earth as a person can be when the subject of discussion is the cost of erecting thousands of granite slabs in his back yard.

    The big bad boy of the concert hall

  • Indeed, the love lyrics at times seem to suggest the solo pianist's relationship with the keyboard; distortions of musical time and imaginitive space are effected through the utterance of words that possess meaningful implications outside the conventional subject matter of the song.

    They built you a temple, and locked you away

  • The evocative prose is narrated this time around by Tracey's grandson Ben, and played by the pianist's regular quartet including saxophonist Simon Allen.

    This week's new live music

  • The pianist's exertions reached their peak with Alberto Ginastera's "Danzas Argentinas," when Ms. Vetruccio herself seemed engaged in a sort of furious dance, drawing forth an untamed world of wenches and vagabond cowboys through the forceful alternation of dissonance and harmony.

    Al Fresco in Rome, Pianist Valeria Vetriccio Plays Gershwin and Chopin

  • It was also the first Bill Evans Trio album released after the pianist's death and featured bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Eliot Zigmund... and it was only $3.99.

    Joseph Vella: Keeping Time with Bill Evans

  • Not only is Mr. Peterson's vocal presence lost, the disc aims to banish the audiences, those inconvenient folk seen as marring the pianist's live recordings.

    A High Price to Pay for the Pursuit of a More Perfect Peterson

  • Nowadays, Lang Lang's father stays at home, managing his son's affairs in China, and the pianist's mother travels with him.

    Lang Lang: 'I'd play the piano at 5am'

  • A more urgent feel is quickly apparent when the opener's church-music solemnity is followed by a snare-drum tattoo and the pianist's rolls and swerves on the sinewy Playing.

    Tord Gustavsen: The Well – review

  • After the Russian pianist's dramatic win at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in 2007, she went on to become the first woman to win the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009.

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