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Mark Kaplan's new Bach CD, Carducci Quartet's RPS nomination, Jason Vieaux's 'Twist'

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Mark Kaplan's much anticipated 2-CD set of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin was just released on the Bridge label. Praise for Kaplan's "extraordinary lyricism" quickly followed. "Kaplan creates here an entire world of feeling and emotion. For him, these are obviously not just Bach pieces to be played but major, monumental structures to be explored and savored" [ArtMusicLounge] Read more...

Carducci Quartet nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award: Honored for its landmark Shostakovich 15 project, the RPS awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK and the list of previous winners reads like a Who’s Who of classical music. The performances garnered universal acclaim: “truly extraordinary stamina in a musical marathon... astonishing intensity... once in a lifetime event” [The Guardian]" More...

Grammy winning guitarist Jason Vieaux did the 'Twist' with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center last night on an all-new music program. With ensemble members he reprised Vivien Fung's 'Twist' and Mario Davidovsky's 'Festino' about which the critic wrote:"Tautly played by Jason Vieaux, the guitar line fizzed with energy, occasionally evoking a mandolin, surrounded by thickets of pizzicatos from his colleagues. A more alert, precise reading can hardly be imagined." [New York Classical Review] More...

Video of the "new" Grieg concerto showcases pianist Yael Weiss and the Israel Camerata with conductor Uriel Segal. Enthusiastic audiences in Tel Aviv, Rehovot and Savion greeted Mordechai Rechtman's orchestration and hailed Weiss' driving performances. Israel's premiere daily press, Ha’aretz, Israel, has offered high praise: “A display of superb musicianship”. Video link    More...

Video of The Crossroads Project was just produced on SciTechCentral from WUCF in Orlando. The Fry Street Quartet and physicist Rob Davies' are shown in performance with large-screen graphics and paintings, followed by interviews with scientists from the University of Central Florida on the climate change topic. The quartet brings the issues alive with "technical precision and scorching spontaneity" [Strad Magazine]  Video Link   More...

Selected Upcoming Concerts:

The Dalí Quartet returns to Chamber Music Tulsa for a pair of performances this weekend with clarinetist Ricardo Morales (April 30 & May 1). The Dalí will stay through next week to return to the Any Given Child program with the entire 4th grade of the Tulsa Public School System Chamber Music Tulsa...

Jason Vieaux and the California Symphony give the world premiere performances of Dan Visconti's new guitar concerto 'Living Language' next weekend (May 6 & 8). Dan Visconti info...   California Symphony/Jason Vieaux info  

Jason Vieaux returns to the Seattle Guitar Society for a recital on Saturday, May 14th, followed by a master-class on May 15th. Seattle Guitar Society info

Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux returns to the Bethlehem Bach Festival for 4 performances, May 13-14 and May 20-21. Programs include solo cantatas, duets with William Sharp, and the B Minor Mass. Bethlehem Bach Festival info

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