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2009-04-12 14:06:59

British pianist Nick van Bloss says he is confident his Tourette's syndrome will not impede him during an upcoming concert in London. The 41-year-old pianist said while his medical condition has prevented him from playing in public for nearly 15 years, those attending his April 28 concert at Cadogan Hall won't notice it, The Observer reported Sunday. The tics will go away as soon as I start to play, van Bloss said, referring to physical symptoms associated with his neuropsychiatric disorder.

2008-11-26 13:17:22

An English concert pianist who died 26 years ago has been granted his final wish -- to appear on stage in Hamlet playing the skull in the graveyard scene. Andre Tchaikowsky's skull has been used in rehearsals since he willed it to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Sun reported.

2008-10-07 00:00:18

Physicist who proved the existence of the Fermi surface and was the first President of Clare Hall, Cambridge Brian Pippard was a distinguished physicist and university teacher, a talented classical pianist, a historian of science and an able administrator.

2008-08-31 15:00:31

The five siblings who make up a Utah classical pianist quintet say their musical efforts are meant to revitalize the classical music tunes they play.

2008-08-24 22:57:30

By Steve Voce Jazz composer and band leader ONLY THE best musicians succeed in Los Angeles.

2008-08-09 21:00:10

By Mary Kunz Goldman From a Mozart scholar to a popular jazz crooner and an emphasis on new music, the 2008-09 concert season announced this week by the University at Buffalo Music Department includes a wide array of distinguished artists. Kicking off the series on Sept.

2008-07-28 06:00:00

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 27--When pianist Nancy Kilde Peabody of Minneapolis accompanied performers in the Twin Cities, she played so strongly it was as if she were playing two pianos, her friends recalled.

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Steve Palisin, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 25--The 18th annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art will include a comedy troupe and a children's event with area dancers. The three-weekend fest in September will showcase a variety of arts and music at several sites.

2008-07-20 15:00:24

By Channing Gray After two decades at the helm of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, violinist David Kim, the event's founder, is bowing out.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.