Concert review, Piano Recital Grigory Sokolov @ KKL, Lucerne, 2018-11-22 — Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C major, op.2/3; Beethoven: 11 Bagatelles, op.119; Schubert: Four Impromptus, op.posth.142, D.935; six encores!
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3, op.30 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Rachmaninoff/Ormandy (1940), Ashkenazy/Previn (1972), Argerich/Chailly (1982), Kocsis/de Waart (1983), Wang/Dudamel (2013)
(…) 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…
Chopin: 12 Etudes op.25 — Ashkenazy, Pollini, Sokolov, Avdeeva; Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B♭ minor, op.35 — Argerich, Askenase, Avdeeva, Pollini; Chopin: 24 Préludes, op.28 — Askenase, Pollini, Barenboim, Argerich, Sokolov, Avdeeva