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Sunday, March 18, 2007

symphony catch-up

I want to note the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concerts I attend in this blog, and have fallen behind. In January, I heard the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 played by Adam Golka. Golka had both the technique and artistry to play this extremely complicated piece, often considered to be the most challenging piano concerto in the classical repertoire. The piece itself pales in comparison to the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, but the No. 3 is more popular these days after the mediocre film "Shine" about pianist David Helfgott's mental breakdown involving the Rachmaninoff No. 3. The orchestra also played excerpts from Prokofiev's Cinderella Ballet which were quite lovely.


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