Classical

Texas Public Radio Classical Music blog and other stories.

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There’s lots going on this weekend but music, in its many forms dominates.

First off on Saturday night Paula Sullivan says you should head to Carmen's de la Calle for something she calls...

"Resistance is flutetile."

She didn't say futile--flutile, like flutes. The downtown nightclub likes to match up instruments and performers just to see what happens.

"This Saturday it's two flutes played by Katchie Cartwright and Rene Saenz."

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A pianist is coming to San Antonio to play an engagement for the Tuesday Musical Club. The Tuesday Musical Club was founded in 1901 to bring classical music performance to a town not exactly known for that. The musician they're bringing Tuesday is here from New York.

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The great Beethoven specialist András Schiff says, "Whatever we do on the piano is a collection of illusions." If that's true, then Volker Bertelmann, the German pianist who goes by the single name Hauschka, is a master illusionist.

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An up-n-coming musical performance group is coming to the Alamo City.  They come from Bratislava, but now live in Vienna. Their style is really intense.

Piotr Anderszewski might be one of the most revered pianists of his generation, but he's also one of the most impulsive.

In 1990, at age 21, the young Pole entered the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. He was nearly finished with his semi-final performance when he quit playing — just walked off the stage. He felt he wasn't good enough to continue. It was a gutsy move that actually helped launch his career.

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