Nash Ensemble of London — Bern, 2018-04-23

Concert review, Nash Ensemble of London @ Konservatorium Bern, 2018-04-23 — Haydn: Piano Trio No.39 in G major, Hob.XV:25, “Gipsy Trio”; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E♭ major, op.44; Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84

Yulianna Avdeeva — Piano Recital, Baden/CH, 2014-03-08

(…) Yulianna’s playing was excellent! She is very virtuosic and very expressive! Where the tempo permits, she is nearly as clear in the articulation as Steven Hough — but she is way more expressive; unlike Volodos, she follows the score; she is not overpowering the music like Volodos, but has more agility than her Russian colleague (and avoids his unnecessary additions, I should say), she is often almost as fast and eruptive as Cziffra in the virtuosic octave passages, but in general keeps her articulation under control…

Beethoven: Variations WoO 77, Ecossaises (Diary 2013-03-21)

Beethoven: 6 Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 77 — Ronald Brautigam (2010, fortepiano), Olli Mustonen (1995); Beethoven: Allegretto in B minor, WoO 61 — Ronald Brautigam (2010, fortepiano); Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises, WoO 83 — Alfred Brendel (1985)

Schumann: Liederkreis op.39, Dichterliebe op.48

Schumann: Liederkreis op.39, Dichterliebe op.48 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Fischer-Dieskau/Moore (Live, 1956), Fischer-Dieskau/Brendel (1986), Goerne/Schneider (1998), Terfel/Martineau (1999), Wunderlich/Giesen (1965), Bostridge/Drake (1997); notes about related recordings

Beethoven: Variations in E♭ major, op.35, «Eroica»

Beethoven, “Eroica”-Variations op.35, Comparing recordings with the following artists: Artur Schnabel (1938), Glenn Gould (1970), Svjatoslav Richter (1970), Emil Gilels (1980), Konstantin Scherbakov (1984), Alfred Brendel (1985), Olli Mustonen (1993), Ronald Brautigam (2010)

Beethoven, Schubert (Diary 2012-07-28)

Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, op.126 — Ashkenazy (1984), Brautigam (2010), Brendel (1964 & 1985), Gould (1974), Schnabel (1937); Beethoven: 24 Variations on the Arietta “Venni Amore” by Vincenzo Righini, WoO 65 — Pletnev (1997), Brautigam (2012); Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D.759 (“Unfinished”) / Symphony in C major, D.944 (“Great C major”) — Furtwängler (1952), Harnoncourt (1992), Dausgaard (2006)