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.: Print Version :. The Grammy Awardwinning pianist murray perahia, who performs April 18, has been performing on the international scene for more than 30 years and has recorded http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/04/06/entertainment/music/3_31_0412_34_08.p
Extractions: Audiences will get a chance to judge for themselves this month, when three pianists at different stages of their careers perform at "PianoFest," a minifestival of three solo concerts presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The series will begin April 4 with a performance by James Lent, who is just at the beginning of his career. Then a second concert April 6 features Lang Lang, who has exploded to fame in the past three years. The festival closes April 18 with Murray Perahia, who has been a regular on the international concert scene for more than three decades. JoAnne Ewan-Kroger, director of performing arts at the center, said "PianoFest" was conceived to present three pianists performing in deliberate order.
Extractions: It's not often that even an honorary knight plays in Seattle, but on Tuesday, knighted pianist Murray Perahia performs at Meany Theater. The Queen of England recently recognized the musician's contribution, but critics have been heaping praise on Perahia for 30 years. He performed in October 2003 at Benaroya Hall as soloist and conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra, which recorded the "Amadeus" soundtrack. Where to hear it Murray Perahia : 8 p.m. Tuesday, Meany Theater, University of Washington campus, Seattle; $60; 206-543-4880. Springville : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Meany Hall, UW campus; J.A. Granelli, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle; Steve Coleman, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Triple Door, 216 Union, Seattle; ticket information 206-547-6763. Josh Kelley : 7 p.m. Sunday, Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $10; 800-325-7328.
Extractions: ON TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2003 AT 10 AM Murray Perahia will give a master class at Mannes College of Music, a division of New School University, on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. The master class, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Mannes College of Music, 150 West 85th Street, NYC. (Take the #1 train to 86th Street.) For further information on Mannes College of Music events, call 212-496-8524. In the more than 30 years he has been performing on the concert stage, Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists in our time. He performs in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra. In September 2000, he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States in March 2001, and in Japan and South East Asia in April of 2002. In the 2002-03 season, he joins them for three concerts in London as well as tours of Spain and the Baltic region. Murray Perahia's other orchestral engagements in 2001 and 2002 included performances of all five Beethoven Concertos with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, and with the Philadelphia and Philharmonia Orchestras, both conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch. His current recital schedule in North America includes appearances in Toronto, Baltimore, Atlanta, Newark, at Boston's Symphony Hall and at Carnegie Hall. His international schedule includes recitals in Rome, Milan, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, London and Amsterdam, where he is being featured in a five concert "Carte Blanche" series.
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Extractions: Bach described the Goldberg Variations, his seemingly innocent tune followed by thirty variations, merely as a keyboard "practice-piece," composed for his talented protégé Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play on the harpsichord. But this scholarly exercise demands the kind of virtuoso skills to strike fear in the heart of any keyboard performer. Dexterity, speed, lightness of touch, dazzling independent fingerwork and, ultimately, deeply felt musicianship are essential ingredients of a reading. In addition, the passion and drama in Bach's music must be readily tangible. The Goldberg Variations remained for many years a greatly admired but often avoided masterpiece. Over-respectful scholarship and careful musicianship had made it into one of those Great Works that few players were anxious to perform in public and only dedicated listeners really wanted to hear. Then, in 1955, an interpretation by the then-virtually-unknown pianist Glenn Gould forced musicians and listeners, fans and critics alike, to reassess Bach's monumental achievement. And now, nearly half a century later, Murray Perahia, unquestionably one of the greatest pianists of his generation, gives his own reading of this cornerstone work. As the producer of some of Murray Perahia's early recordings, more than twenty years ago, it is hard to describe how heartwarming it is to hear the joy, pathos, audacity, drama, triumph, thoughtful reflection, and breathtaking virtuosity he brings to his deeply musical interpretation of this great work, helping to remind us why music is the most moving of all the arts.
Extractions: (Sony) Murray Perahia plays late Schubert Sonatas. What - you want more Winterreise song-cycle that preceded them...not just for the thematic, rhythmic and harmonic links between the movements of each sonata, but also the idea that each piece is in some way inhabiting the persona of the lonely, alienated wanderer of Winterreise Winterreise CD Review Like This? Try These:
Extractions: Home Listen Murray Perahia Artist: Murray Perahia Album: Chopin: Etudes Cat. #: Discs: Label: Sony Usually ships: 2 - 4 weeks Normally: NZD OpusCDs Price: NZD Qty: Chopin's two sets of Etudes(Opus 10 and Opus 25)present unparalleled challenges to pianists. It has been said that the pianist who can play all of the Etudes can play anything, for the composer set out specifically to explore the furthest extremes of keyboard virtuosity whilst maintaining his customary, uniquely poetic sensibility. They are still considered the 'Himalayas" of piano literature. Who better to undertake this challenge than Murray Perahia, who is simply one of the great modern pianists. After his wonderful series of recordings of the music of Bach, Perahia's interpretation of Chopin is pure unalloyed pleasure. Superb artistry. Disc 1: Etude Op.10 No. 1 in C major
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Extractions: Franz Schubert, Schubert Piano Sonatas D. 958, D. 959 and D. 960 [Murray Perahia, piano] (Sony, 2003) I don't know whether I am the only reviewer regularly to encounter charming coincidences when writing reviews. In my case, something often seems to happen that links up directly with whatever I happen to be reviewing. In this case, while reading the CD booklet I discovered that Franz Schubert composed these pieces, his final three sonatas, in the year of life that remained to him after completing his second and final song-cycle, the Winterreise Winterreise Perhaps Schubert knew, in those highly productive and innovative months following the fall of 1827, when Winterreise was finished, that he had only a year to live. If he was so immensely hard-working at that time, it was possibly because he had a premonition that death was not far away. Certainly he knew that he had caught syphilis ten years earlier, and the probable progress of this disease must have been known to him. There is, of course, a great temptation for critics and reviewers to write with hindsight. When Beethoven wrote his late string quartets, he may not have realized that they were so very late, but coming, as we now know they did, close to the end of his life, their lyrical ecstasy acquires an enhanced meaning. I can never listen to Mozart's last three symphonies, composed in a burst of tremendous creative energy, without wondering whether he had any suspicion that there would be no symphony to build on the greatness of the "Jupiter." When Richard Strauss wrote "Vier Letzte Lieder" (Four Last Songs), he was presumably not planning to write any more.
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Extractions: Yet, although satisfied, I was never moved by Perahia's versions. I felt that I'd heard it all before. As an example, hearing the beginning of the 2nd English Suite, my mind wandered to the Woody Allen movie, Crimes and Misdemeanors. Sometimes, I thought of Schiff's recordings on London. I simply did not find anything truely distinctive or unique.
Extractions: Es mag sein, dass nicht alle Musiker an Gott glauben, an Bach glauben sie alle", behauptet der 73-jährige Komponist Mauricio Kagel. Bei Murray Perahia scheint dies tatsächlich zuzutreffen. "In der Musik gibt es einen Gott, der ist Bach", sagte der renommierte Pianist einmal in einem Amazon-Interview. "Alles, was Bach gemacht hat, selbst die kleinste Übung, hat etwas von ganz großer Kunst", sagt Perahia, "er war wohl ein Mensch mit einer ganz klaren, ja transzendentalen Vision." Und diese Übersinnlichkeit von Bachs Musik hat Perahia über seine schwerste Krise hinweggeholfen. Wegen einer Entzündung am Daumen musste er vier Jahre aussetzen. "Das war ein Schock." 1996 feierte Perahia dann sein Comeback. Seinem Spiel war anzumerken, dass er einen Reifeprozess durchgemacht hatte. "Etwas im Klang hat sich verändert", befand Perahia selbst. Mehr Tiefe, bescheinigen auch die Kritiker. Anscheinend braucht man selbst als Musiker nicht immer ein Instrument dafür, bei Perahia jedenfalls reichte die Krise bereits aus - und das Klavier-Spielen im Kopf. Am 3. Februar bringt Perahia - wie sollte es anders sein - Bach mit nach Hamburg: das Cembalokonzert d-Moll BWV 1052. Da er kein strenger Purist historischer Aufführungspraxis ist, spielt er es auf dem Klavier. Schwerfälliger und pompöser wird es dennoch nicht. Perahia ist bekannt dafür, dass er die Tasten mit britischem Understatement streichelt. Das Ergebnis ist ein transparenter Klang, mit dem Perahia Bachs Werken immer wieder eine innere Ruhe verleiht. Begleitet wird der in London lebende Pianist von der Camerata Salzburg, die außerdem Haydns Oxford-Sinfonie und Mozarts "Kleine Nachtmusik" spielt - bloß nicht einschlafen!