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Classical Notes

A performing life without borders

Pianist Yefim Bronfman (pictured playing at a benefit in New York’s Grand Central Terminal) performs tonight at the opening of the BSO’s Tanglewood season. Pianist Yefim Bronfman (pictured playing at a benefit in New York’s Grand Central Terminal) performs tonight at the opening of the BSO’s Tanglewood season. (Librado Romero/The New York Times)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / July 3, 2009

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Because he was born in Tashkent, Yefim Bronfman is often tagged a “Russian pianist.’’ But since that label often calls to mind a virtuoso of limited interpretive depth whose repertoire is confined almost exclusively to Russian works and 19th-century warhorses, it has never fit the 51-year-old Bronfman very well. (Full article: 903 words)

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