The Political Beethoven

The Political Beethoven

by Marc Shulgold The world changed drastically during Beethoven’s life. There were violent revolutions, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the reshaping of Europe, etc. Creative artists took notice of those changes. Some, in fact, helped spur on society’s new...
Brooklyn Rider Rides Again

Brooklyn Rider Rides Again

by Marc Shulgold Brooklyn Rider. What a cool name for a string quartet. And just as the foursome chose a memorable moniker, the 15-year-old group has adopted an aggressive artistic goal. Violist Nicholas Cords sums it up succinctly: “We want to remove the barriers...
A Pianist Shares the Joy of Playing

A Pianist Shares the Joy of Playing

by Marc Shulgold Before we visit with this marvelous young musician, let’s get a couple of things out of the way. First, how to pronounce his name: Jan Lisiecki doesn’t sound anything like it looks. So, let’s say it together: Yon Lih-SHETT-ski. His...
Collaborating to Create a Concerto

Collaborating to Create a Concerto

by Marc Shulgold For a while, a few years back, Sharon Isbin’s phone began to ring with regularity – but not from scammers or nosey relatives. On the other end was Chris Brubeck, son of legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck. And Isbin, one of the world’s...

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