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Maria João Pires: The Buddhist warrior who won

"Beautiful pianist!" Such was the backstage verbal shorthand among Philadelphia Orchestra musicians at the Kimmel Center after Maria João Pires rehearsed May 16 for her first U.S. concert since 1999.. Replacing Maurizio Pollini, she interrupted her designated free month to play Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 both in Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall in what were Charles Dutoit's final concerts as the orchestra's chief conductor. Pianophiles know her as one of the great artists of our time. To nearly everyone else in the United States, where … [Read more...]

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