Earlier this year Steinway Musical Instruments announced that its grand pianos would soon play their final notes at the legendary Steinway Hall after years of actively seeking a buyer pulled in a $46 million bid.
JDS Development Group and its partners in the transaction have now paid $131.5 million for the land underneath it, city Read More
The other day, Schuyler Chapin reminisced about the afternoon of May 9, 1965, when he was standing backstage at Carnegie Hall with Vladimir Horowitz. It was a “stinking hot Sunday,” and the legendary pianist was playing his first recital after a 12-year absence from the public (a disappearance that remains unexplained to this day). Horowitz Read More
In Bruno Monsaingeon’s indispensable collection of memories and
musings by the greatest of postwar pianists, Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations (Princeton
University Press), the always unfettered Richter gives this reaction to the
playing of an older Russian giant of the keyboard, as heard on the video Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic :
“Phenomenal and off-putting Read More