Performance Reviews

Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall

I think Trifonov gets better and better. Daniil Trifonov, the young Russian sensation, played a recital in Carnegie Hall last Wednesday night. His instrument is the piano. His program was all-Schumann on the first half, all-Russian on the second. The Russian composers...

Emanuel Ax and Milwaukee Symphony

I've always loved the piano and cello. I wish I could have seen this! Friday’s Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert was a feast of soulful music making. The orchestra, playing under the baton of Music Director Edo de Waart, opened the morning’s program with a feisty,...

Yuja Wang and the Art of Performance

Yuja Wang and the Art of Performance It is SO great to read an article about a pianist that ranges from literature to fashion to romance. Thanks to the New Yorker, the indispensable magazine. What is one to think of the clothes the twenty-nine-year-old pianist Yuja...

Uchida Gets a Mixed Review

Not every performance is stunning, even for the incomparable Mitsuko Uchida. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida could've been canonized or at least elected president if her audience on Thursday at the Kimmel Center held any sway, so cultivated, profound, and immediately...

Albright at the Gardner

Charlie Albright has three planned concerts with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston - all based on the idea of themes and variations. Here's the review of the reviews: Pianist Charlie Albright returned to the ISGM with the first of three planned concerts...