2012

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On The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON
January 31, 2011 6:54 PM
For those in the know, it’s usually more fun to talk about Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center — the organization Marsalis is artistic director of — than it is to talk about their music. Marsalis and JALC have been controversial in… Read More >

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – review

Barbican, London
3 out of 5 stars
John Lewis
The Guardian, Wednesday 11 July 2012 07.41 EDT
Wynton Marsalis is famously resistant to notions of jazz-fusion. He has denounced attempts to dilute jazz by using funk or rock rhythms, always loudly asserting the primacy of swing in the jazz tradition…. Read More >

Music review: Bronfman, Bringuier and L.A. Phil energize the Bowl

Yefim Bronfman is known far and wide as a pianist who relishes a tough workout, whether in one of the established monster pieces of the past or some newly concocted obstacle course by Esa-Pekka Salonen or Magnus Lindberg. But as in strenuous athletics, things can happen.
It happened to Bronfman… Read More >

Serenity That Barely Masks the Passion and the Whimsy

Yefim Bronfman, an accomplished, admired and much-traveled pianist, did not have the best 2011, it would seem. The last time he was scheduled to present a solo recital at Carnegie Hall, almost a year ago, he canceled because of exhaustion. In October he missed an Oregon engagement because of an ear… Read More >

Classical review: Magdalena Kozená, Yefim Bronfman

NO-ONE can accuse mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená and her rock-solid Israeli accompanist Yefim Bronfman of selling the traditional line to Saturday’s Usher Hall audience. Instead they delivered an intriguing set of songs by Musorgsky, Shostakovich, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Bartók, none of… Read More >

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