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SMU’s Joaquín Achúcarro marks 50th anniversary of his debut

Twenty-nine young pianists are busily practicing in Fort Worth this week, hoping to jump-start their careers with prizes in the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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A Pianists’ Showman: Achúcarro at the Phillips

There’s a world out there of audience-pleasing showy pianists (Lang Lang, perhaps, being their current flag bearer) and another, smaller universe of “pianists’ pianists” (Richard Goode comes to mind) whose cerebral performances focus on musical and technical subtlety. Joaquín Achúcarro, who brought a short but beautifully chosen program to the Phillips Collection on Sunday has a foot planted firmly in each camp.

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