New York Classical Review

New York Classical Review: Namoradze Explores the Shadows, Deep and Dark, in Impressive New York Debut

New York Classical Review: Namoradze Explores the Shadows, Deep and Dark, in Impressive New York Debut

Nicolas Namoradze is a pianist with a lot to say. And he likes to say it softly.

The top-prize winner of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Alberta, made an impressive New York recital debut Sunday night at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with an unconventional program of (in this order) Scriabin, Bach, Schumann, and his own compositions.

New York Classical Review: Schwarz, Juilliard Orchestra deliver stellar advocacy for neglected American composers

New York Classical Review: Schwarz, Juilliard Orchestra deliver stellar advocacy for neglected American composers

Yet without conductors like Gerard Schwarz this music [William Schuman, David Diamond, Walter Piston, Peter Mennin, and others] would remain even more lost, as it incomprehensibly has been for almost sixty years, with the rare exceptions amounting to little more than dutiful condescension.

New York Classical Review: Long Yu Leads New York Philharmonic in Chinese New Year Program

New York Classical Review: Long Yu Leads New York Philharmonic in Chinese New Year Program

The Philharmonic played brilliantly, sounding secure and powerful under Long Yu’s baton, and the performance of the solo part by the Philharmonic’s principal harpist, Nancy Allen, was exquisite.