Brahms, Beethoven and Beauty

Although there was no Bach on the Philomusica String Quartet’s program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music on Monday evening, there were still three B’s: Beethoven, Brahms, and Beauty. Violinists Jeanyi Kim and Alexander Mandl, violist Nathan Hackett, cellist Adrien Zitoun, and guest pianist May Phang expended prodigious physical and mental energy in a program showcasing two …

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Philomusica quartet takes Beethoven, Brahms to symphony level

Sometimes, the whole really can be greater than the sum of the parts. Take Monday evening’s Philomusica String Quartet concert at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, featuring performances of Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, and, with pianist May Phang, Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 — both of which …

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50 MOST BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATORIES AND SCHOOLS OF MUSIC

There’s nothing so moving as settling back into the plush seats of an elegant concert hall, closing your eyes, and drinking in “the rhythmic strains of the haunting refrain, the rippling rhythm of the woodwinds as it rolls around and around,” as Elmer Fudd so eloquently put it. Read the …

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2015 PIANO SONATA FESTIVAL WINNERS

WISCONSIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC ANNOUNCES PIANO SONATA FESTIVAL WINNERS Master Classes presented by William Wolfram and Catherine Kautsky highlighted event MILWAUKEE (Feb. 11) — The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music announces winners of annual Piano Sonata Festival held at its McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion on February 7, 2015. Piano students from grades 1-12 gathered …

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