The three musicians at Robin Shoemaker's Central Park West salon on April 29th were very different, except in one aspect: excellence. Each would have held our attention in solo recital, but thanks to our gracious host we got to experience them all. Ning-Yuen Li Ning-Yuen Li delivered a solid Haydn Sonata in C Major No. 58 Hob. XVI. His powered articulation gave Haydn a warm glow. But Ning's special contribution to the evening was his gorgeous performance of Chopin's Ballade No. 2 in F … [Read More...]
As a child I liked my small hands. They seemed appropriate for the son of writers. Marco Rubio‘s “if your hands are small we all know what else is small” exchange with Donald Trump was decades away. Delicate hands My mother told that me I had delicate hands. This became a metaphor for my life. Early in my career I had […]
Lars Vogt picked up the sheet music from the piano and held it up to us. I played the entire Goldberg Variations with no intermission and now you want an encore?