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    Pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa was found dead in her apartment over the weekend. She was only 33. I had the privilege of seeing her in concert a few years ago--what a powerhouse. She will be missed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/ar...ies-at-33.html
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    Unkown to me before reading this linked article. Sad, indeed.

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    I did not know of Mihaela Ursuleasa before this article ... very sad for such a young person who had so much to give the world today.

    Regarding Marvin Halisch, that was a shock ... I had just seen him last year at our local music hall.

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    Ursuleasa and Ricci would have made an very intense duo! I ordered her CD "Piano & Forte"--it sounds great based on the sample's I've heard.

    It puzzles me how a young woman in her prime with so much to offer is taken from us, and monsters such as James E. Holmes are still alive.
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    I can't believe it, and only found out about it today. She performed Mozart piano concerto #27 at the first concert I ever went to, then i saw her perform Beethoven piano concerto #1 in Fresno a couple years later. I've been such a fan of hers because that concert was what got me into classical music and playing the piano and I read all about her. I've never been so devastated and sad. I never got around to writing her a fan letter on how much her playing affected my life and now I'll be regretting that for the rest of my life.

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    I just bought her CD "Piano & Forte." It contains some amazing playing. Some of her interpretations are definitely "different." She wrote her own program notes, and the one for "Gaspard de la Nuit" is quite moving now: "I too have several Gaspard years behind me, and shall have many more."
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    so sad.

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    Cellist/teacher Maurice Gendron accused of abusing his students. An abusive monster, says a former pupil.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...n_object_map={

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Cellist/teacher Maurice Gendron accused of abusing his students. An abusive monster, says a former pupil.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...n_object_map={
    What does that have to do with Mihaela Ursuleasa?
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