In Perfect Harmony – Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax put four hands together for Stravinsky and Piazzolla

The players execute fast-paced passages across each other’s bodies, seemingly unfazed by close contact and coquettish reaching-over that one would think would interfere with the poise of most pianists’ controlled efforts at the keyboard.  Cued by rhythmic bows of twirling arms and flying hair, the performers carry onward, all with a discreet demeanor that only comes from really knowing the other’s every thought and move.  Such is the essence of their close proximity: every...
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Classical music moving forward to its original roots – the intimate space – now at SubCulture

Classical music used to be heard in salons and palace ballrooms, so it’s not an entirely new concept to present classical music, like other genres long since have, in intimate spaces where audiences can enjoy a closer connection with their favorite performers in a relaxed setting. One of the first of these venues in the New York downtown scene to include classical music was Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street, which opened in 2008....
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Pianisten Lucille Chung und Alessio Bax: Ihr Leben gemeinsam am Klavier

Ich genieße einen an Perfektion heranreichenden Cappuccino an der geschmackvollen, ordentlichen und brandneuen Adresse der Pianisten Lucille Chung und Alessio Bax in New Yorks ‘Upper-Upper Westside’. Lucilles Organisationsfähigkeiten in die moderne, durchgestylte und dennoch komfortabel, schicke Atmosphäre zu übertragen, ist ein Echo auf Alessios italienisches, klassisches Design-Erbe, welches, zu meiner Freude, auch wenn es um die Küche geht, ebenso eine führende Stimme in der Handhabung des professionellen Prädikats-Milchaufschäumer für Cappucino ist. Diese großzügige Räumlichkeit,...
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Pianists Lucille Chung and Alessio Bax: Sharing their lives at the piano

I am enjoying a cappuccino, that borders perfection, at pianists’ Lucille Chung’s and Alessio Bax’ tasteful, un- cluttered and brand new address on New York’s Upper-Upper West side.Lucille’s organizational skills translate into the modernstreamlined, yet comfortable chic atmosphere, echoing Alessio’s Italian classy design heritage that takes a decisively leading voice when it comes to the kitchen as well as, to my delight, handling the professional grade cappuccino maker. This generous space that the attractive...
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Pianist Alessio Bax – New York Debut Recital : At The Metropolitan Museum

I already marveled about pianist Alessio Bax and his wife, pianist Lucille Chung in my article last October (http://blogcritics.org/music/article/new-venues-open-their-doors-for/, on the occasion of their performance at ‘LePoisson Rouge’; the downtown New York club that long since challenged the conceptual separation of classical and non-classical music performances and venues. But regardless, whether you enjoy a drink with your Rachmaninov or the noise of dishes being shoved around during Brahms rather makes you cringe in your...
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Downtown New York und die Neue Klassische Musikszene

Neue Veranstaltungsorte öffnen ihre Türen für die klassische Musik. In letzter Zeit kann man starke Veränderungen in der Wahl der Aufführungsorte für klassische Musik beobachten. Mag sein, dass die Wirtschaftslage den New Yorker Immobilienmarkt negativ beeinflusst, für die klassische Musikszene gilt nach wie vor dessen goldene Regel: Lage, Lage und nochmals Lage. Um dieser Tage Beachtung zu finden, muss ein Konzert in einem Nachtclub stattfinden, mit Vorliebe in ‘Downtown Manhattan’ unterhalb der 14. Straße....
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