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Best Classical Music of 2021

Rarely, however, has one or other of the pieces deployed the full force of the orchestra. "Vista" opens with an oboe game; "Innocence", with just a handful of bass instruments before the entry of a howling bassoon. No note is foreign,…

A hot pianist at his hottest

Hampton Hawes was born in Los Angeles in 1928, the son of a Presbyterian minister. His mother was the church pianist, and he started picking tunes on his knees at home when he was little. He learned to play on his own, and…