Klavierissimo 2023: Alexander Lonquich — Piano Recital, Wetzikon ZH, 2023-02-22

Concert review, ★★★★½, Alexander Lonquich @ KZO, Wetzikon ZH, 2023-02-22 (Klavierissimo Festival 2023 / Top Klassik Zürcher Oberland) — CPE Bach: Free Fantasy in F♯ minor, Wq.67, H.300; Schumann: Arabesque in C major, op.18; Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité, S.216a; Schönberg: Klavierstück op.11/2; Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage, 1ère Année, S.160 — 6.Vallée d’Obermann; Busoni: Adaptation of Klavierstück op.11/2 by Arnold Schönberg, BV B 97; Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze op.6; Chopin: Impromptu No.2 (encore)
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Piano Recital Can Çakmur — Druckerei, Baden AG, 2022-11-19

Concert review, ★★★★, Can Çakmur @ Druckerei Baden (Piano District), Baden AG, 2022-11-19 — Mozart: Sonata No.13 in B♭ major, K.333; Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D.845; Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H, S.529/2; Mitropoulos: Passacaglia, Preludio e Fuga; Busoni: Transcription of Bach’s Chorale Prelude for Organ “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639 / BV B 27/5
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Piano Recital Claire Huangci — Greifensee, 2020-09-11

Concert review, ★★★★, Claire Huangci @ Greifensee, 2020-09-11 — Bach: Toccata in D major, BWV 912; Bach / Busoni: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68, “Pastorale” (arr. Franz Liszt)
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Federico Colli — Piano Recital, Lucerne, 2018-11-23

Concert review, Piano Recital, Federico Colli @ Lukaskirche, Lucerne, 2018-11-23 (Lucerne Piano Festival 2018, Debut Recital) — Scarlatti: Sonatas K.1, 9, 19, 32, 39, 69, 450, 492; Bach-Busoni: Chaconne; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

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…