Of Pollini and Pulitzers.

April 16, 2013 3:27 PM

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There were two big concerts for Washington on Sunday. At Strathmore Maurizio Pollini, one of the great pianists, was a little hard-edged in Chopin but gave Debussy room to blossom, according to critic Stephen Brookes. And at the National Presbyterian Church, Scott Tucker made his official debut as Norman Scribner’s successor as the artistic director of the Choral Arts Society; in her review, Cecelia Porter called him an “ardent, driven champion.”

I attended a perhaps less significant concert that represents what you might call the bread-and-butter of the classical music world: the fine cellist Carter Brey in a workmanlike recital at the JCC.

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