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Archive for May 1, 2014

Unmissable Bartók on Thursday

Peter Serkin

“Bach-like counterpoint, Gershwinesque swing, Mozartian grace, nostalgic Danubian waltzes”—these are qualities of the Bartók 3rd Piano Concerto that New Yorker critic Richard Brody heard for the first time last month. In the piece he calls “his obsession,” Brody’s illuminations came through the fingers of pianist Peter Serkin, who performed the Concerto with the New York Philharmonic