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Maisky meets Bach’s cello challenge with aplomb

San Diego Jewish World Eileen Wingard August 26, 2016 Maisky meets Bach’s cello challenge with aplomb “LA JOLLA, California — Mischa Maisky’s cello was crafted by Domenico Montagnana in Venice, in 1720, the same year that Bach composed his six solo cello suites in Anhalt-Coethen. During two consecutive evenings at Sherwood Hall, as part …

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Violinist Shaham makes SummerFest finale magic

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog August 27, 2016 Violinist Shaham makes SummerFest finale magic Auditorium adds acoustic finesse to Music Society’s last event at venue “When Gil Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin play in the last desks of the first violins, that’s a special orchestra. When Shaham takes a chair in the very last stand after astonishing …

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The Passionate Chamber Music of Liszt and Tchaikovsky

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman August 25, 2016 The Passionate Chamber Music of Liszt and Tchaikovsky “Pianist Marc-André Hamelin, featured in Wednesday’s (August 24) La Jolla SummerFest concert, is no stranger to San Diego audiences. In January of this year, he gave winning accounts of piano concertos by Ravel and Gershwin with the San Diego …

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Hamelin honored with heroic embrace at SummerFest

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog August 25, 2016 Hamelin honored with heroic embrace at SummerFest Pianist joins cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Paul Huang for ‘a spectacular performance’ of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Piano Trio’ “If you love the music of Alkan or Godowsky, you’re probably a fan of pianist Marc-André Hamelin. Don’t …

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A Touch of Ragtime Lightens the La Jolla SummerFest Regimen

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman August 23, 2016 A Touch of Ragtime Lightens the La Jolla SummerFest Regimen “After a week of La Jolla SummerFest concerts that included the spiritual depths of Olivier Messiaen and the empyrean rewards of J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, the festival’s Music Director Cho-Liang Lin told Sunday’s (August …

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Maisky’s Transcendent, Romantic Approach to J. S. Bach

SanDiegoStory.com Ken Herman August 20, 2016 Maisky’s Transcendent, Romantic Approach to J. S. Bach “Among the memories of great cello performances I have experienced, Mstislav Rostropovich’s account of Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” crowds out all others. His trademark explosive attacks, thundrous sonority, and leaping …

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Virtuoso cellist fills hall with intense Bach suites

San Diego Union-Tribune Christian Hertzog August 20, 2016 Virtuoso cellist fills hall with intense Bach suites “Attending a sold-out show is always thrilling, especially for classical music programs. When 500 people pack a hall, as they did Friday evening at Sherwood Auditorium, it’s an uplifting reminder that old European instrumental concert …

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The Blistering Virtuosity of Paquito D’Rivera

SanDiegoStory.com Yochanan Sebastian Winston August 21, 2016 The Blistering Virtuosity of Paquito D’Rivera “When Paquito D’Rivera hit these shores as a Cuban political refugee in the early 1980’s his reputation as a sui generis, multi-stylistic innovator was already well established. He was scooped up almost immediately by Dizzy Gillespie …
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