Saturday, October 05, 2013

Reviews - Not By Me - of Shapero Memorial Concert

The Justice has a review and an interview with Sally Pinkas. I'm guessing the reviewer is not a music student, either, since she was surprised that a piece for "piano four-hands" meant the pianists were sitting side-by-side at the same instrument.
The Brandeis Hoot has a review of sorts. "Huge impact on the world of classical music" is debatable. He wrote a smallish number of very good pieces but had a 40-year composer's block; he taught many students, some of whom became terrific composers, many of whom loved and learned a lot from him. But "huge impact"? I reserve that kind of hyperbole for people on the Bernstein or Copland level.

Updated October 5 and moved to top of queue.

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