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
Concert review, Piano Recital Martin Helmchen @ Druckerei, Baden/CH, 2018-10-26 — Schumann: 8 Novelletten, op.21; Clara Schumann: Soirées musicales, op.6 (excerpts); Schönberg: 6 Little Pieces for Piano, op.19; Bach: Partita No.4 in D major, BWV 828 (Sarabande); Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l ́Enfant-Jésus (excerpt); Chopin: Waltz No.3 in A minor, op.34/2, B.64; Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité, S.216a; Liszt: “Nuages gris”, S.199
Concert review, Sebastian Bohren & José Gallardo @ Lukaskirche, Lucerne, 2018-09-13 — Stravinsky: Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée”, for Violin and Piano; Beethoven: 12 Variations on Mozart’s aria “Se vuol ballare”, WoO 40; Bach: Chaconne from the Partita in D minor for Violin solo, BWV 1004; Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E♭ major, op.18
Concert review, Piano Recital Yulianna Avdeeva @ KZO Wetzikon, 2018-02-02 — Bach: Toccata in D major, BWV 912; Bach: Partita in B minor, BWV 831 (“French Overture”); Chopin: Mazurki in B♭ major op.7/1, A minor op.7/2, F minor op.7/3, A♭ major op.7/4; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58
Piano recital by Beatrice Rana in Baden / Switzerland, 2016-04-01 — Bach: Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826; Debussy: Suite “Pour le Piano”; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35; Ravel: La Valse
… it was fascinating to observe how the violin remained audible, kept a clear presence even through minimal, light movements of the bow (…)
In the subsequent Larghetto, the soloist enchanted the audience with the most intimate, whispering tones, played almost sul ponticello, with minute, discreet movements of the bow, merely a hint, but always present, down to the softest ppp and below — one could almost sense the audience holding breath, totally captured by this playing.