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StarkLinnemann Quartet

From the early beginnings in 2012 StarkLinnemann is attempting to produce music with an agelessness character. As musicians and composers they are creating a style of their own by blending jazz with elements of classical music and world music. Their definition of being an artist means to constantly push oneself in order to reach the ultimate rendition of a work of art. StarkLinnemann’s approach of transforming classical masterpieces by Liszt, Chopin, Mussorgsky and Beethoven into long and complex but coherent and moving modern jazz compositions is exceptional in jazz-history. The genre of StarkLinnemann is best described as Universal Crossover Music. The co-leaders of the band Paul Stark (piano) and Jonas Linnemann (drums) were continuously searching for musicians who were willing to conform to the broad vision of StarkLinnemann

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Cincinnati May Festival, James Conlon, Conductor: Franz Liszt

Read "Franz Liszt " reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Franz Liszt was notable for his pyrotechnic piano technique fashioned after that of romantic violinist Niccolo Paganini, ushering in the romantic notion of the “Artist as Hero." As a beacon of the Romantic Movement, Liszt was on hand for the majority of the era. While best known as a pianist, piano composer, teacher, and son-in-law of ...