Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender
The Doric String Quartet rehearsed Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”, in the Music Room in the quiet of Monday between a Sunday Concert here at the Phillips and a performance tonight at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.
Click below to listen to their Sunday performance of the Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) String Quartet in C Major, Op. 36, Vivace.
Pianist Roman Rabinovich
Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich has been praised by critics for his “vivacity and virtuosity” and his “impeccable clarity of execution.” Rabinovich has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He has also gained an unlikely notoriety for his iPad drawings created with the Paint Joy app.
In an interview with jspace.com, Roman was asked to describe the creative journey that has brought him to where he is in his career today.
“My parents are a huge source of inspiration for me. Both pianists, they were not only active in my musical growth, but in all mediums of art. From a very early age, my mother would take me to many different concerts and play recordings. Some of my favorite recordings that left a deep impression on me include Tchaikovsky symphonies and Horowitz’s 1968 recital at Carnegie Hall. My mother also took me to many museums and galleries, which helped feed my passion for visual art. I was obsessed with French impressionists, Cézanne in particular, and later on, Picasso. Playing the piano and drawing have been equally important to me in my life and seem to go hand in hand.”
Try to guess–by his drawings alone!–which composers works Roman performed at his Phillips recital last Sunday, March 25.
Drawings created by Roman Rabinovich using the iPad and the Paint Joy app. Illustrations courtesy of the artist.
Harpsichordist Steven Silverman rehearsing today in the gallery beside Frank Stella's exciting K.43 (lattice variation) protogen RPT (full-size). Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender
If you’ve wondered what Frank Stella was listening to when he created the sculptures in the Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series, harpsichordist Steven Silverman will be performing tonight in-gallery to share the sounds of the Italian composer’s sonatas. The event is sold out, but visitors to the museum today got a wonderful preview during a rehearsal. Sounds of the instrument could be heard beautifully filtering down all three floors of the galleries.