Friday, April 28, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Buchbinder Birthday Concert
One of the world’s foremost pianists, and in celebration of his 70th birthday, Rudolph Buchbinder takes the stage to perform not one but three concerti — beginning with the serene Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 K. 466, a favorite of the composer. Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the “Emperor” will not disappoint, named a “symphonic concerto” with its grandiose and sublime movements ending with an exuberant allegro.
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Should the U.S. withdraw from NATO if other members refuse to commit more to their common defense?