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Review of David Fung’s “Evening Conversations”

By Gary Lemco
Audiophile Audition

Originally issued in 2006, this recital recorded 27-29 March 2006 has been reprocessed, using virgin polycarbonate and alloy in a German audiophile pressing that producer Bob Attiyeh claims will “bring you sound as close to the live magic in the concert hall as possible.” The original reviews of Evening Conversations proved quite favorable, with critic James Harrington of the American Record Guide’s commenting that his “reviewing process has produced an overall favorite, and that is David Fung. . .[whose] playing impressed me for its phrasing and musicality.” For me, the recital’s variety and breadth of palette rivals the kind of pianistic spectrum the late Shura Cherkassky would champion.

I concur that Fung (b. 1983) elicits some exquisite sounds from his Steinway instrument, brilliantly captured by Producer and Recording Engineer Bob Attiyeh. The recital itself presents almost limitless opportunities for Fung to display varieties of touch and attack, MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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Music by Jacob Cooper featured in Nov. 7 recital

cooper_jacob3The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring music by Jacob Cooper on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8 pm. Lauded by The New Yorker as “a maverick electronic song composer,” Mr. Cooper’s bold compositions and multimedia works have garnered attention at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s and Wild Up’s Brooklyn Festival. MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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New Haven Pizza Named Best In America

CBS New York

New York may be known for its pizza, but it’s a pie from New Haven, Conn. that takes home the prize as Best Pizza in America.

The website The Daily Meal compiled a list of the top 101 pizzas in the nation, drawing on votes from what it describes as 46 American chefs, restaurant critics, bloggers, writers and “pizza authorities.”

While New York grabbed the most slots, 30 in all, it was Frank Pepe’s in New Haven that topped the list with its white clam pizza, made with clams, grated parmesan, olive oil, garlic and oregano. MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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Ashley Smith ’13MM, ’14AD appointed to faculty at University of Western Australia

smith_ashleyClarinetist Ashley William Smith, winner of the 2012 MCA Freedman Fellowship, otherwise known as the ‘genius’ award, and former student of UWA’s School of Music, has been appointed to the role of Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance at the University of Western Australia.

In addition, Ashley will become the official Artist in Residence of the UWA School of Music. MORE

Published October 22, 2013
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