Author Archive | Jed Distler

EDITORIAL: LINES AND CHORDS AND THE MUSICIANS WHO LOVE THEM

Are your favorite artists Line Guys or Chord Guys? For some time now Classicstoday.com editor David Hurwitz and I have enjoyed a running dialogue on the endlessly fascinating topic that we have come to call “line guys” and “chord guys.” What this means is simple: Conductors and pianists generally fall into one of these two […]

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LANG LANG IN CARNEGIE RECITAL DEBUT

Carnegie Hall, New York; November 7, 2003 A barrage of microphones dangling in the air and the presence of at least three state-of-the-art video cameras indicated that pianist Lang Lang’s recital debut at Carnegie Hall was to be as much a media event as a concert. As it happens, the 21-year-old pianist handles the limelight […]

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