Klassisches Rollenspiel: Der Pianist Inon Barnatan

Dieser Artikel erschien in PianoNews, 2015,3 Foto: Marco Borggreve Alan Gilbert, Musikdirector der New Yorker Philharmoniker, beschrieb den 35-jährigen Israeli Inon Barnatan kürzlich als  “wunderbaren Pianisten und analytischen Kopf, der sich mit Leidenschaft seiner Kunst widmet und auch als zeitgenössiger Pianist sein Können unter Beweis stellt.” Und mehr als das: Gilbert, der in der New Yorker Musikwelt eine führende Rolle spielt, liess Barnatan eine aussergewöhnliche Position zukommen: im März diesen Jahres spielt der Pianist...
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Pianist Inon Barnatan – Classic Role-play

This article was published in the German PianoNews magazine, 3/2015 Staccato Verlag. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve Impressed with Barnatan, Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, recently described the 35-year-old Israeli musician as “a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary music pianist as well.” Gilbert, the leading force of New York’s mighty music citadel, in fact allocated an extraordinary position to Barnatan; this March, Barnatan performed Ravel’s...
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Christopher Rouse's Requiem at Carnegie Hall

On May 5, Carnegie Hall launches the fourth and final season of its Spring for Music festival with a massive staging of Requiem, a work commissioned by the international sacred music foundation Soli Deo Gloria from the Pulitzer Prize-winning current composer-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic, Christopher Rouse. The innovative series Spring for Music presents unusual programs for one-evening-only performances by visiting North American Orchestras, realizing, as Alan Gilbert puts it: “A week-long celebration...
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First Fiddle: Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of NYC’s Ultimate Band, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

 “Guess who this trunk used to belong to?” asks Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, as he leads me through the backstage rooms and hallways of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall; his home away from home, only a New York block away. We are standing in front of a huge antique – or at least old fashioned –weathered-looking black trunk, impressively marked with travel stickers indicating its many different destinations. “…..long history...
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New York Philharmonie Gesellschaft

Avery Fisher Hall Praktizierte Demokratie zu erleben ist eine erfrischende und erbauliche Erfahrung – und man könnte hinzufügen – besonders wenn sie gut funktioniert wie hier. Ein jeder, der 75 Dollar oder mehr dem New York Philharmonic spendet, hat die Möglichkeit, an der jährlichen Versammlung der Philharmonic-Symphony Gesellschaft teilzunehmen, einen Einblick in deren jährlichen Finanzbericht zu bekommen und sogar auf der Jahresversammlung seine Stimme abzugeben.   Viel an Partizipationsmöglichkeit heutzutage für 75 Dollar –...
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Generosity And Friendships Take Centerstage For Pianist Yefim Bronfman

From how many more angles can one possibly approach a widely admired and world famous performer, who has answered interviewers’ questions on numerous occasions? Only my highest esteem for Yefim Bronfman’s stellar pianism and personable demeanor has encouraged me to try to shine yet another light on him. By connecting the dots between known facts, and adding some of his fresh comments, I hope to expand the portrait of one of our century’s major...
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