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Posts Tagged ‘pianist’

Daniel Barenboim conducting

Daniel Barenboim Is Named Musical Director of La Scala Opera House

October 13, 2011 Israeli composer Daniel Barenboim is named as the musical director of Milan Italy’s La Scala Opera House. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1942, Barenboim moves to Israel in 1952 with his family. Beginning to study classical music and the art of conducting at the age of 14, he is quickly recognized…

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Leonard Slatkin

We Can Be Heroes

The DSO honors supporters Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Leonard Slatkin. Although Leonard Slatkin has had a role very different from those of Penny and Harold Blumenstein in advancing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), all three share a commitment to encouraging musical interests in young people. That shared commitment has resulted in their selection for…

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Leonard Bernstein in the Detroit Jewish Chronicle April 12, 1946

Leonard Bernstein – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Leonard Bernstein, the legendary composer, pianist, conductor and all-around great man of American music, would have been 100 years old in 2018. There will be thousands of events around the world this year to commemorate the life and career of this son of Ukrainian Jews as a part of #Bernsteinat100. The National Museum of American…

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Igor Levit classical pianist

Tickling Ivory

It’s Gilmore Keyboard Festival time — meet two of this year’s stars. Just after performing a powerful concert in London, classical pianist Igor Levit received some powerful news: He was the 2018 winner of the Gilmore Artist Award. The prize? An impressive $300,000 in recognition of his piano talents. The award, conferred every four years…

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