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Murray Perahia To Appear On Gilmore Series


When pianist Murray Perahia comes to Chenery Auditorium March 18, he'll bring with him a lifetime of well-earned musical mastery. Perahia first gained international attention when he won the gold medal in the 1972 Leeds International Piano Competition. He became a favorite pianist of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears at the Aldeburgh Festival, and counts the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz as a mentor. 

Dan Gustin, the executive director of The Gilmore, puts Perahia's career into perspective in a discussion with Cara Lieurance. He likens Perahia's performances to viewing a painting by an Old Master that has recently been cleaned and restored to full color and detail. A sampling of Perahia's recordings, from Bach to Chopin to Mendelssohn, are included.

Perahia's recital will include music of Bach, Beethoven, Franck, and Chopin. 

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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