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#1720892 - 07/25/11 09:32 PM Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000)
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An interview with the pianist will be published later this week.

http://www.examiner.com/piano-in-san-fra...riations-review

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#1720970 - 07/25/11 11:55 PM Re: Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000) [Re: vlhorowitz]
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Nice! I played in a couple master classes for Alessio Bax. He's a cool guy and a great pianist!

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#1720989 - 07/26/11 12:13 AM Re: Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000) [Re: vlhorowitz]
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"..apologized for the lengthy concert.." laugh I don't know if anybody wanted or expected that apology!
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#1721201 - 07/26/11 11:49 AM Re: Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000) [Re: liszt85]
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He is a very humble guy - considering the talent that he has. Definitely worth listening to if he's in your town/city.

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#1721244 - 07/26/11 01:14 PM Re: Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000) [Re: vlhorowitz]
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I heard a recital by Bax a few years ago at the Mannes IKIF. I thought it was terrific. He played the same Bartok piece mentioned in the article in the OP. It is his own transcription of a Bartok non piano work.


Edited by pianoloverus (07/26/11 01:24 PM)

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#1721306 - 07/26/11 03:30 PM Re: Review: Leeds Competition Winner (2000) [Re: vlhorowitz]
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It definitely was. I've never been overly passionate about Bartok's total output (I love the piano sonata, the etudes, the concerti, and several smaller works), but Bax convinced me that I need to seriously reassess this composer.

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