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San Francisco Classical Voice: Pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein Are Thrilling Together

Both Ohlsson and Gerstein are known for their recordings of Busoni concertos, and their confidence in interpreting the somewhat unwieldy work was evident.

“The rarely heard Ferruccio Busoni Fantasia contrappuntistica opened with a vibrant proclamation. Both Ohlsson and Gerstein are known for their recordings of Busoni concertos, and their confidence in interpreting the somewhat unwieldy work was evident. The nervous and unsettling Allegro in Preludio unambiguously set the stage for the 20-plus minutes of what was to come. The polytonality…

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The Arts Fuse Review: Beach & Elgar Piano Quintets

...a terrific release, wholly satisfying, and timely as ever.

“It took more than a century, but Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet has finally got the recording it deserves, courtesy of Garrick Ohlsson and the Tákacs Quartet. Written in 1909, Beach’s Quintet is a glorious piece, it’s three movements marked by a mix of rhapsodic lyricism, virtuosity, and lush, late-Romantic chromatic harmony. The present recording draws out those qualities mightily.…

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The New York Times: For a Trailblazing Female Composer, a Prestigious Recording

Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony and her Piano Concerto made her an American icon at the turn of the 20th century, but her works are not performed or recorded as often as they might be. A new release by a prestigious quartet changes that.

The New York Times Progress remains all too slow, but the classical music industry is taking halting steps toward gender equality. Female conductors are taking their place on the podium more than ever before; women are among the most important composers writing today. There has even been a notable rise of interest in music by figures from the past: Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc and Florence…

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WQXR – Thursday: New York In Concert With Pianist Garrick Ohlsson & Vienna Piano Trio

Visit WQXR to listen to this feature. In our third episode of “New York in Concert”, we bring you performances from two concerts from the 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit community and cultural center serving New York City since 1874. First, pianist Garrick Ohlsson brings his mastery of Beethoven and Chopin to the stage in an empty Kaufmann Hall. This concert took place on March 14th, after…

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Barber with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Ohlsson made the piano sing in the gently elusive middle movement, rich with overtones of Rachmaninoff and Schumann with only an occasional nod to the twentieth century

“Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joined New and the orchestra for the work, bringing unapologetic athleticism to the starkly dramatic opening passage and later, still in the first movement, to the torrential cadenza. Ohlsson made the piano sing in the gently elusive middle movement, rich with overtones of Rachmaninoff and Schumann with only an occasional nod to the twentieth century; he moved full…

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