1/10: Jenny Q. Chai at LPR (Concert Preview)

Pianist Jenny Q. Chai is a versatile artist. Her repertoire includes works by contemporary Europeans such as Phillipe Manoury and Marco Stroppa (her dissertation topic), and she recently recorded an excellent portrait CD on Naxos of music by Nils Vigeland. She also performs standard repertoire, such as Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy. On January 10,Continue reading “1/10: Jenny Q. Chai at LPR (Concert Preview)”

Grimaud Plays Strauss and Schumann

Schuman Piano Concerto; Strauss Burleske Hélène Grimaud, piano; Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, David Zinman, conductor Erato CD “The Erato Story” series The Burleske for solo piano and orchestra has felled more than one pianist. Strauss had quite a challenging time finding a pianist to premiere it. It is a gloriously thrilling finger-buster, though; one canContinue reading “Grimaud Plays Strauss and Schumann”