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The Diabelli Effect

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations is one of the greatest piano works, and one of the most demanding for players and listeners. But the variety, freshness and emotional range of the work keep the performer constantly rejuvenated and converted at least one listener to Beethoven last week. Continue reading

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A week of Peaks; Bach, Mozart, Beethoven.

A good week for music last week. It started off with Bach’s St.Matthew Passion in a luminous performance by the Houston Bach Society under the baton of Albert LeDoux. In such an ideal location (Christ The King Lutheran Church, with … Continue reading

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