Monday, April 25, 2016

Turning a page

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Peter Dobrin writes about the under-appreciated, sometimes perilous art of page-turning for pianists in chamber-music concerts – soon to be an extinct art, perhaps, as more musicians turn to screening digitalized scores:


While we’re on the subject, belated tips of the hat to Solomon Quinn, the University of Richmond student and pianist who turned pages as Garrick Ohlsson played Elgar’s Piano Quintet with the Takács Quartet on April 15 at UR’s Modlin Arts Center; and to Ohlsson, who showed his appreciation of Quinn’s unobtrusive efficiency with an onstage handshake. A classy act, hardly ever seen by an audience.