Regional Spotlight: Elisso Virsaladze

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
July 7, 2011
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St. Paul, Minn. — Elisso Virsaladze is not only a pedagogue of the first order. She teaches at the Moscow Conservatory and the Musik Hochschule in Munich, and she is also a world-class artist.

An acknowledged master of the music of 18th century composers, her Mozart playing is refined yet filled with character and rhythmic beauty.

From a Chopin Society performance given this past April, Virsaladze brings all the dark intimacy that is Mozart's c minor Sonata K 457 to life in this week's Regional Spotlight.

Regional Spotlight airs Thursday at 3 p.m. on Classical MPR stations and web stream.

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