Jul 2, 2014
The New York Observer
Peter Gelb Lacks Both Balls and a Moral Compass
We have this, through a frayed copy of the New York Observer, that the late Arthur Gelb, fabled managing editor of the New York Times, used a tuning fork to test his baby son Peter's musical talents.
Columbia Chamber Players to play Carnegie Hall
The famous story says that violinist Jascha Heifetz was on his way to Carnegie Hall when two tourists, looking for the entrance, asked if he knew how to get there.
Classical music is changing with the times
It used to be that a Jascha Heifetz or a Fritz Kreisler was known just for performing; today it seems the engaged artist has so many more different responsibilities and roles.
Review: Schubert Club hosts YouTube piano sensation Valentina Lisitsa
Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa was about to give up on her classical career before she uploaded a performance of Frederic Chopin Etudes and became a YouTube sensation.