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September 01, 2010

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Janet Smith

Hve you seen the video of the 3 year old conducting Beethoven ? Have heard Awadagin did this, too,at the same age. Watch out ap- they're coming on fast !! You and Zuill will need to stick together to keep ahead of the game. But,never fear. You'll always be my 'first love' at the keyboard.Janet

Janet Smith

Eagerly awaiting March of next year. You told me at Elon that Telarc said that's when the new recordings would be available

Debra

I had the pleasure of listening to Awadagin's performance at the Bach in Mirmar, California. The chance to see him perform in person, was nothing short of magical. Awadagin performed variations of Bach and other composers. Mr. Pratt plays with such precision, such forcefulness, and most of all passion. The two encores were not enough. This was truly beautiful music at it's best.

Chris Baker

Being one of the lucky ones that caught your perform one of the Brahms viola sonatas that makes me very happy. Hopefully there will be some live performances to promote the recording. The second sonata is as much to be seen as it is to be heard.

Pete Blackshaw

Great to hear!

Pam

I am sure it will be a masterpiece. I can't wait.

Tammy

Yes… finally. Got wind of this impending union March of 08. Here’s to making it happen!!! Anxiously awaiting the end result.

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EVENTS

  • Brahms 1 in Winston-Salem
    This week brings a return to one of my favorite homes away from home. I've played with this orchestra a number of times, and conducted them once. Last year I played my first Rhapsody in Blue with them, and now return for what is pretty much my favorite concerto, the titanic, volcanic Brahms 1st Piano Concerto. This piece demands the greatest level of physical, psychological, emotional resources, and stamina of any concerto. Yeah......
  • Beethoven 5th Concerto
    For the last several years, this university has hosted the Next Generation Festival, of which I'm the artistic director. They not only are renovating their music building, but have just made a purchase of a very lovely hall in Lancaster, former home of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. I'm looking forward to seeing and playing in this space.
  • Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto
    Haven't been back in over 15 yrs. Should be nice. I did my first Beethoven 1 there, now my umpteenth Beethoven 4. I've heard they've come a long way since then..... So have I!