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La Scena Musicale Reviews Gabriela Montero

May 30, 2014

La Scena Musicale’s Paul Evans Robinson Declares “Austin Loves Gabriela Montero!”

With the possible exception of organists, the art of improvisation is practically a lost art amongst classical musicians today. “Playing what the composer wrote” is the current mantra for so-called “serious” musicians, but this approach to a performance is often more of a hindrance than a key to illumination of a piece. We had a good example of exactly this in Austin last weekend.

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