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# According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a

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According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

(A) did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961
(B) had Sviatoslav Richer's 1961New Year's Eve performance
(C) in Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961
(D) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961 did
(E) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961

Originally posted by gmattokyo on 28 Oct 2009, 08:50.
Last edited by aragonn on 19 Jan 2019, 19:46, edited 2 times in total.
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28 Oct 2009, 12:43
gmattokyo wrote:
According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

(A) did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961
(B) had Sviatoslav Richer's 1961New Year's Eve performance
(C) in Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961
(D) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961 did
(E) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961

You are comparing performances here and I think A is the correct answer here.
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28 Oct 2009, 13:18
Between A and E for me.

I will go with A as it completes the comparison.
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28 Oct 2009, 15:44
the modifier starts with "in no other recorded concert..."C" for me.
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28 Oct 2009, 18:21

Official Explanation:

The original sentence compares illogical items. The non-underlined portion of the sentence is set up to compare what happens in no other recorded concert. The second item compared, after as, must name the concert or performance that is being referred to as the other.
However, as the sentence is written, it compares what happens in no other recorded concert to ...as did a certain performance. In the non-underlined portion, the subject, the pianist, performs the action did (master). Beginning the underlined portion of the sentence with the verb did attributes the action in this part of the comparison to the performance; the actions of a pianist cannot be compared to the actions of a performance. It makes no sense for a performance to master the passionate lyricism...The non-underlined portion must compare what happens in the "other" performance referred to.
The only option that follows the structure of the non-underlined portion of the sentence by comparing what happens in no other recorded concert to what happens in Sviatoslav's performance is choice C.
Choices B, D, and E illogically compare the actions of a pianist to those of a performance. A parallel, logical comparison must compare what happens in certain concerts to what happens in a specific performance.
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29 Oct 2009, 01:24
gmattokyo wrote:
According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

(A) did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961
(B) had Sviatoslav Richer's 1961New Year's Eve performance
(C) in Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961
(D) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961 did
(E) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961

First of all, I guess the not underlined part is missing the "as", right?

Edit: According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

If that is true, my answer is D
"no other concert did [BLABLABLA] as Y did"

It needs to have the to be verb in order to maintain the parallel structure
The only answers which have "to be" verb are A and D.
But A is still not parallel because it inverted the parallel structure

If someone does not agree with what I said, let me know
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29 Oct 2009, 02:33
diogoguitarrista wrote:
gmattokyo wrote:
According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

(A) did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961
(B) had Sviatoslav Richer's 1961New Year's Eve performance
(C) in Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961
(D) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961 did
(E) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961

First of all, I guess the not underlined part is missing the "as", right?

Edit: According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

If that is true, my answer is D
"no other concert did [BLABLABLA] as Y did"

It needs to have the to be verb in order to maintain the parallel structure
The only answers which have "to be" verb are A and D.
But A is still not parallel because it inverted the parallel structure

If someone does not agree with what I said, let me know
SC is one of my weakest parts

Thanks! your edit is correct... underlined portion is "did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961"
i'll modify it above. The right answer is C
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03 Sep 2011, 09:51
IN no other concert ... as IN sviatoslav's performance
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23 Sep 2013, 15:10
gmattokyo wrote:
According to the critic, in no other recorded concert did a pianist master the passionate lyricism of Schubert's "Wanderer Fantasy" as did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961.

(A) did Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961
(B) had Sviatoslav Richer's 1961New Year's Eve performance
(C) in Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961
(D) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance of 1961 did
(E) Sviatoslav Richer's New Year's Eve performance in 1961

In no other...as in.. Parallel

C looks good.

Is the OA (c)?
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19 Jan 2019, 10:27
Hello sudarshan22, GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, aragonn, broall, generis, hazelnut, Vyshak, Bunuel,

What could be OA of this question ?
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19 Jan 2019, 19:50
ammuseeru - I have updated the OA as C. Following link has official explanation. Let know if you need more help.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/according-to ... ml#p644488
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