Maria Joao Pires http://wrti.org en One Of The Finest Pianists Of Her Generation: Calling It Quits http://wrti.org/post/one-finest-pianists-her-generation-calling-it-quits <p>The acclaimed Maria Joao Pires announced that she will retire in 2014. The Philadelphia Inquirer's&nbsp; David Patrick Stearns profiles the demure but exquisite Portuguese pianist.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 21:14:01 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4884 at http://wrti.org One Of The Finest Pianists Of Her Generation: Calling It Quits Pianist Maria Joao Pires http://wrti.org/post/pianist-maria-joao-pires <p>This week, the acclaimed Portuguese pianist Maria Joao Pires announced that she would retire in 2014.&nbsp; Earlier this year, after an absence of more than a dozen years from the United States, the demure but exquisite Pires returned to perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra. David Patrick Stearns has this appreciation.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:37:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4196 at http://wrti.org Pianist Maria Joao Pires Portuguese Pianist Maria João Pires http://wrti.org/post/portuguese-pianist-maria-jo-o-pires <p>On&nbsp;a rare visit&nbsp;to the&nbsp;United States, the internationally renowned pianist and humanitarian Maria João Pires performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra last week. David Patrick Stearns explores the life and career of the great piano virtuoso.</p><p>http://youtu.be/KxHmOCvz8Ho</p> Sat, 26 May 2012 15:17:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 3909 at http://wrti.org Portuguese Pianist Maria João Pires