Regional Spotlight: Elisso Virsaladze
July 7, 2011
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.
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Keyboard Concerto No. 2: 1st movement
Johann Sebastian Bach
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Ramin Bahrami, piano
Flute Concerto No. 1 "La Tempesta di Mare" ("Storm at Sea")
Matthias Maute, recorder
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