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Links: Angela Hewitt reviewed, plus a “telematic opera”

Michael Tilson Thomas, eighth blackbird and Kim Kashkashian (no, not Kim Kardashian) may have won big on Grammy night, but the pianist Angela Hewitt was robbed: Grammy coverage preempted space for the review of her weekend recital to run in Monday’s paper. Here is Tom Huizenga’s appraisal, no less astute for being online-only. (What do you think of using Faziolis in recital? Discuss.)

Other concerts Post critics reviewed this weekend included the pianist Marouan Benabdallah’s recital at the Phillips; Imani Winds at the National Academy of Sciences; and the guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad at Dumbarton Oaks Museum.

On Monday night I saw a “telematic opera” called “Auksalaq,” which is about global warming and its effects on Alaska. The technology was well and good, but the content needed a little work.

Above: Angela Hewitt playing Ravel’s “Le tombeau de Couperin,” which she played on her DC recital this weekend, reviewed online by Tom Huizenga.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.
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