Friday, January 25, 2013
Marc-Andre Hamelin Shriver Hall Concert Series Debut previewed in today's Baltimore Sun!
Posted by: sjacobsohn
There is no shortage of pianists with pristine techniques today. There is even a decent supply of polished pianists who possess the rarer attribute of musicality. But Marc-Andre Hamelin still stands out from the pack.
Critics have been known to sound more like fan club presidents when describing Hamelin performances, tossing off adjectives like "legendary," "fearless" and "electrifying," or even giving him the title "piano superhero."
"Goode delved into the eight pieces of Brahms' Op. 76 and extracted their poetry and drama to vivid effect, and did the [...]Read more>
"Just for the record, last Sunday's program by [...]Read more>
"The burnished sound of the ensemble proved as impressive as the incisive phrasing, nowhere more so than in the waltzing second theme [...]Read more>
"The frigid cold may have kept some listeners home, but it did not deter the Jerusalem Quartet from playing at Shriver Hall [...]Read more>
"Audiences are accustomed to stellar musicians and inspired music-making on the Shriver Hall Concert Series, so, in one sense, Sunday evening's [...]Read more>