Stuart Isacoff

Piano Man: Gary Graffman is celebrating his birthday in October with the release of a 24 CD box set of his entire recorded output.

Gary Graffman's Journey From Jewish Piano Virtuoso to Civil Rights Pioneer

Concert pianist Gary Graffman stood up for civil rights in the 1960s and paid a steep price. But it was nothing more than his Jewish grandparents would have expected of him.

How Authentic Is ‘Porgy and Bess’?

Critics have long feuded over the authenticity of George Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess.’ But the original opera is as far from a cheerful minstrel work as it could be, writes Stuart Isacoff.