Hando Nahkur — Piano Recital, 2016-11-13

Concert review: private piano recital by Hando Nahkur, 2016-11-13 — John Adams (*1949): China Gates (1977); Ferruccio Busoni: 2 Transcriptions of Chorale-Preludes by Bach (BWV 639, BWV 659); Franz Liszt: Transcription of Schumann’s “Widmung”, S.566; Erkki-Sven Tüür (*1959): Piano Sonata (1985); Franz Liszt: “Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude”, S.173; Franz Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on “Rigoletto”, S.434

de la Salle, Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich Opera, 2015-01-18

The first part of this evening was devoted to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, op.30 — a well-respected benchmark among pianists of the top league. Lise de la Salle played this concerto eloquently, with compassion — she visibly lived with the music, also in the orchestral parts: her playing is fluent, competent, aimed at a full, rounded sound…

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff — Zurich Opera, 2013-12-22

Personal report on the Philharmonic Concert at Zurich Opera, 2013-12-22: Lise de la Salle and Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich — Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.74, “Pathétique”