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October 18, 2011

Pianist Bronfman Cancels at BSO

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Pianist Yefim Bronfman needs to rest and recuperate from an injury to one of his fingers and will not be able to perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in the Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts of October 20, 21, and 22. Pianist Nicholas Angelich will substitute in these performances, making his BSO debut.Angelich is known for impressive interpretations of classical and romantic repertoireas well as for his interpretation of 20th-century music, including performances of works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartók, Ravel, Messiaen, Stockhausen, Boulez, Tanguy, and Pierre Henry, who dedicated his composition “Concerto for piano without orchestra” to Mr. Angelich.    His chamber collaborations include  performances with Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Joshua Bell, Gérard Caussé, Alexander Kniazev, Jian Wang, Paul Meyer, the Ysaÿe and Prazak Quartets. His recording of the Brahms Trios with the Capuçons for Virgin Classics was awarded the German Record Critics’ Prize. Mr. Angelich has also released recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Lyrinx, and Mirare.

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