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Venue: 92nd Street Y, New York City

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Address1395 Lexington Avenue
New York City
NY NY 10128
United States
ContainsButtenwieser Hall
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Milton J. Weill Art Gallery
Google maps40° 46' 59.024" N 73° 57' 9.649" W
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A musical jewel: Inon Barnatan in New York

Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
Inon Barnatan performs a meticulously planned recital in New York's 92nd Street Y. 

David Dorfman's Impending Joy and Lightbulb Theory

David Dorfman in Lightbulb Theory © Julie Lemberger
Rachel Rizzuto reviews the David Dorfman Dance Company at the 92nd Street Y, as part of the Stripped/Dressed program curated by Doug Varone.
****1
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Netta Yerushalmy at Harkness Dance Festival, New York

Amanda Kmett’Pendry and Sarah Lifson © Julie Lemberger for 92Y
Netta Yerushalmy's work-in-progress at the 92nd Street Y's Harkness Dance Festival, where the audience is given a glimpse into her world of Gertrude Stein speech and cubist art.
***11
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The Tokyo String Quartet in musical farewells of Schubert, Haydn, and Bartók at 92Y

Tokyo String Quartet  ©  Marco Borggreve
The Tokyo String Quartet played a kind of “meta-goodbye” concert this Saturday evening at 92Y. The performance, their last at this venue before the quartet is disbanded, featured three great composers’ own farewells, the final works written for string chamber ensembles by Schubert, Haydn, and Bartók.
***11
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Modernist Mozart at the end of time: Tetzlaff at 92Y

Christian Tetzlaff  ©  Giorgia Bertazzi
It’s easiest to describe Christian Tetzlaff’s approach to playing the violin by what he isn’t trying to do. He is not trying to play as beautifully as possible, in the conventional sense. He is not trying to sound like a nightingale, soaring long, honeyed lines above an accompaniment.
****1
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A pleasing amoeba of movement: Faye Driscoll's work in progress at 92Y

Faye Driscoll, work in progress  ©  Julie Lemberger
The Doug Varone-curated Harkness Dance Festival at 92Y gives choreographers the rare chance to treat a workshop showing as a performance – that is, without the pressure of “presenting” a finished piece.
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Part 2 of András Schiff's Bach Project at 92Y

András Schiff  ©  Sheila Rock
At times, this recital felt just plain wrong, almost voyeuristic. It had a purgative, deeply personal flavour to it that had been absent from András Schiff’s performance of the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier, five days and Hurricane Sandy prior.
****1
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András Schiff's immaculately-tempered clavier at 92Y

András Schiff
András Schiff was one of the first pianists of the digital era to record the complete works of Bach, back in the 1980s. Now, older and wiser, Schiff is embarking upon a tour demonstrating how far his interpretations have progressed over nearly three decades.
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