Conductor Lorin Maazel “never allowed the NSO to fly on autopilot” at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Oct. 29 peformance, where pianist Simon Trpceski made his debut. ( Reviewd by Charles T. Downey )

Pianist duo Genova and Dmitrov brought passion to their performance at the Library of Congress Oct. 29. (Photo by Irène Zandel)

Cellist Tamas Zetenyi demonstrated “ a vibrato that he uses with infinite variety and that mirrors every shade of emotion” at his afternoon Library of Congress performance Oct. 29 as part of the celebration of Franz Liszt’s bicentennial. ( Reviewed by Joan Reinthaler )

Piano duo Genova and Dimitrov “put on a public display of musical affection that was not only extraordinarily virtuosic, but also thoughtful, often deeply engaging and crackling with a current of electricity” at the Library of Congress later the same day. ( Reviewed by Stephen Brookes )