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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bronfman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Royal Festival Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAWhen Schoenberg made his steroidal orchestration of Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet he saw and heard what many don’t – that Brahms was more of a radical than the music world was ready to acknowledge, that he was not the conservative in the shadow of Wagner that commentators at the time felt the need to … [Read More]

Posted on 10/04/2013
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London Symphony Orchestra, Bronfman, Gergiev, Barbican Hall

As sometimes happens in live performances a soloist’s encore might display a brilliance and precision that one might have felt lacking in the main event – or, in this case, events. Yefim Bronfman’s account of the Paganini-Liszt Étude No.2 in E-flat major was dazzling and alert and focused in ways that his back-to-back performances of … [Read More]

Posted on 13/05/2011
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