Rubinstein — Albéniz, Granados, de Falla (Diary 2014-06-29)

Rubinstein’s Recorded Spanish Solo Repertoire: Music by Isaac Albéniz (“Sevilla” from Suite española, op.47; “Cordoba” from Chants d’Espagne, op.232; “Evocación”, “Triana” and “Navarra” from Iberia), Enrique Granados (“Quejas, ó la maja y el ruiseñor” from Goyescas, op.11), and Manuel de Falla (mostly encores)

Han-Na Chang & Finghin Collins — Wigmore Hall London, 2012-04-28

(…) stunned by Han-Na Chang’s performance of the Haydn C major concerto (…). That performance dates back some 7 years (2005) — but she had recorded both Haydn concertos already back in 1998, when she was 16; in that YouTube performance, it was amazing to see not only her enormous technical skills, but also her freedom of expression, and how much she has detached herself from technicalities, how much she is totally relaxed and appears to enjoy her own playing while visually communicating with the orchestra…