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Walshe’s text moves fast, and the music moves on the speed of thought. One moment, her vocals could appear to be celebrating web memes — or the “minor characters” who turn into “essential characters” for a...
When the Miami Heat chosen Dwyane Wade with the fifth pick of the 2003 N.B.A. draft, the league was in dire need of star players to hold it out of the Michael Jordan era.Wade’s draft class...

Menahem Pressler, Pianist Who Co-Founded the Beaux Arts Trio, Dies at 99

“In recent times, we’ve seen a rapid expansion not only of the audience for chamber music, but of that audience’s sophistication and its awareness...

Ahmad Jamal, Jazz Pianist With a Measured Approach, Dies at 92

Ahmad Jamal, whose measured, spare piano style was an inspiration to generations of jazz musicians, died on Sunday at his home in Ashley Falls,...

Facing Death, a Pianist Recorded Music of Unspeakable Emotions

“It was all the time this strange mixture of feeling, ‘OK, there may be death somewhere, and there may be despair, frustration, whatever, it’s...

Yuja Wang, Daredevil Pianist, Takes on a Musical Everest

PHILADELPHIA — The star pianist Yuja Wang, fresh out of rehearsal on Tuesday with the Philadelphia Orchestra, threw her arms into the air and...

Ramsey Lewis, Jazz Pianist Who Became a Pop Star, Dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, a jazz pianist who unexpectedly became a pop star when his recording of “The ‘In’ Crowd” reached the Top 10 in 1965...

Alexander Toradze, Idiosyncratic Pianist, Dies at 69

The Times critic Bernard Holland, reviewing a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1988, wrote that Mr. Toradze’s “customary extravagance would have...

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