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Jonathan Biss at the Perelman

I'm sure no one planned it this way, but pianists in the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society season so far have followed a red line from piece to related piece - from the Schubert Sixteen Deutsche Tänze, D. 894 played by Imogen Cooper a couple of weeks ago, back to Jeremy Denk's Schumann Davidsbündlertänze in December, and to Wednesday night's Janácek On an Overgrown Path played by Jonathan Biss.

Jonathan Biss at the Perelman

I'm sure no one planned it this way, but pianists in the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society season so far have followed a red line from piece to related piece - from the Schubert Sixteen Deutsche Tänze, D. 894 played by Imogen Cooper a couple of weeks ago, back to Jeremy Denk's Schumann Davidsbündlertänze in December, and to Wednesday night's Janácek On an Overgrown Path played by Jonathan Biss.

The three works share a lot, but Biss, as you'll read in the review, created echoes within echoes.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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