July 17, 1992 |
In the Finals: Los Angeles pianist Daniel Shapiro is one of three finalists in the prestigious International William Kapell Piano Competition now under way at the University of Maryland. Shapiro, 29, competed in the first part of the final phase Thursday. On Saturday, Shapiro, along with 24-year-old Hie-Yon Choi of Korea and 21-year-old Anthony Hewitt of Britain, will play the final round of the competition.
May 30, 1999
In this interview ("Roiling Over Beethoven," May 16) as well as others I've heard with John Eliot Gardiner, most or all of the talk is of the boldness, violence, revolutionary qualities and incisive edges in Beethoven's music that allegedly come alive when modern instruments are replaced with period instruments. The problem is that all of these attributes are not the essential ones. The chief attributes of Beethoven--the true reasons for his greatness as well as his relevance for people in all eras--are his humanity and love.
January 18, 1989 |
Seriousness, not too common a quality in current piano playing, was perhaps the most conspicuous characteristic of Daniel Shapiro's playing at his Gold Medal series recital at Ambassador Auditorium Monday night. Shapiro might be a bit too casual now and then in his pursuit of exactness and precision, but his aim is always high. His preoccupation with neatness and orderliness, however, does not excessively overburden him. In short, he takes technical proficiency in stride.
March 9, 2011 |
President Obama is nominating a top foreign policy aide, Daniel B. Shapiro, as ambassador to Israel ? tapping for the sensitive diplomatic post a Hebrew-speaking Middle East specialist who has been in charge of outreach to the American Jewish community. If he wins Senate confirmation, Shapiro, whose nomination was announced Wednesday, will replace James Cunningham, a George W. Bush appointee who will be rotating out of the job later this year. Shapiro, 41, who is the National Security Council's top Mideast expert, would lead the embassy at a difficult time in U.S.-Israeli relations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1987
An attorney for entertainment conglomerate MCA has disclosed that the company was behind a series of mysterious leaflets that attacked a multimillion-dollar development proposed for Burbank by MCA's rival, the Walt Disney Co. The attorney, Daniel Shapiro, said Wednesday that four professionally designed mailers sent to registered Burbank voters during the last two weeks were initiated and financed by MCA.
January 6, 1997 |
Now in its 11th season, the Mozart Camerata, a chamber-sized orchestra based in Orange County, continues to observe the birth month of its namesake with a Mozart program. This year's included the First and 36th Symphonies, and the Piano Concerto No. 15.