Category Archive for 'Dance'


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Rafael Viñoly’s Musical Refuge
New York Sun – United States

The world-famous concert-hall architect somehow finds time to practice, practice, practice…

The Uruguayan-born Mr. Viñoly is no mere collector. He is a bona fide musician …

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‘The Spies of Warsaw’ by Alan Furst
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA

Furst’s books are like Chopin’s nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell and

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Chopin in the blogosphere:

Robbins’s Definitive Chopin at the NYC Ballet
By nahnopenotquite

The Jerome Robbins Celebration for the 2008 spring season at the New York City Ballet is on now. I saw a program last night called Definitive Chopin

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Chopin Manuscript’ wins top Audie
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA

And the winner is… The Audie Awards (the so-called “Oscars of the Audiobook Industry”) hand out the top prize to The Chopin Manuscript

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“All Robbins” is all pleasure at PNB
Seattle Times – United States

The Jerome Robbins Chopin-dance fever juggurnaut rumbles on in Seattle, with acclaimed productions by Pacific Northwest Ballet of “The Concert” and “In

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New Classical Tracks: The allure and the thrill of Chopin
Minnesota Public Radio – Saint Paul,MN,USA

Radio review of Gilmore Prize winner Ingrid Fliter’s new CD…

The young Argentine musician Ingrid Fliter is one

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Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize "Cle d Or" of Superior level in France.Young Cuban Pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan Awarded win the Prize
Cuba Headlines – Ciudad Habana,Habana,Cuba

Our first dispatch from the island’s news agency….

Virtuous interpretations of “Nocturne” by Frederic Chopin and Concert Studies of

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Must male pianists be pin-ups?
guardian.co.uk – UK

Provocative column from Guardian blogger about “making glamourpusses out of pianists…” The readers think it’s more of a generation gap…

In the crisis-laden economy of classical music

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‘Carmen’ reincarnated
Jerusalem Post – Israel

Russian-Israeli choreographer (and Kirov vet) Valery Panov’s dance company offers a twin-bill of Carmen and Chopin in Tel Aviv…

Les Sylphides, set to the music of

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A scintillating fiesta of melodies
The News – International – Pakistan

It’s not often we get Chopin reviews from Karachi!

The evening’s programme opened the Polish-French composer Frederick Francois Chopin’s Waltz in F Major.

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Piano Man on a Mission

Miami New Times – Miami,FL,USA

Fascinating story of the “self-taught classical pianist” Kristopher Hull, who’s now taking his Chopin-heavy act to the streets of Miami as a “Pianist Errant”

This …

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“Dear Frederic” – Complexions Contemporary Ballet
calendarlive.com – Los Angeles,CA,USA

Review of “vibrant Chopin” as part of a “sensational seven-part program,” which opens with a brief primer on the Chopin dance oeuvre…

Chopin never wrote

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Though Hyde did appear, Lang Lang mostly Jekyll
Chicago Tribune – United States

Chicago critic decides there are two sides – or perhaps two personas – in the Chinese virtuoso:

More and more I am

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Dyngus Day to proclaim Polish pride
Buffalo News – NY, United States

Today we tip our hat to the venerable Chopin Singing Society, proud keepers of the Dyngus Day flame in Western New York…

For the clueless, Dyngus Day

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Kicking against convention: a scene from The Concert, a clever and
This is London – London,England,UK

Another one of Jerome Robbins’ famous interpretations of Chopin, from the New York City Ballet performance at the London Coliseum….(be sure to read

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Method & madness: The oddities of the virtuosi
Independent – London,England,UK

This just in: A lot of great pianists of the ages have been more than a little crackers. A dissection on the eccentricities and

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Cellist Oh Ah-mi’s Courageous Crossover
Korea Times – South Korea

The world’s first self-described “crossover cellist,” breaks conventions by adding dance moves to the still-standing cello performance. “I am inspired by Vanessa Mae’s passionate playing

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Diavolo to defy the laws of physics Saturday

Preview of Telluride appearance by innovative LA Dance Troupe incorporating Chopin into their latest show: “Diavolo is comprised of dancers, gymnasts, actors and rock climbers who

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St. Petersburg Ballet pirouettes into the PAC

Well-written review from the UM-St. Louis student paper giving high marks and providing good context for the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater performance….”The program opened with one of the …

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