Piano at its meditative peak: Andre Watts


In 1963, Andr?© Watts substituted at the last moment for Glenn Gould in a New York Philharmonic concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein. The vehicle was the high-octane Liszt E-flat Concerto, and Watts rose swiftly to national prominence and has remained there for the past 40 years.

While he has always been known more for the Romantic, bravura repertoire than his introspective side, Watts’ programs in recent years have been pointedly, even militantly, reticent, as was the case Saturday night at Tilles.

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