Concert review, Yuja Wang, Michel Rouilly, Thomas Grossenbacher, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra @ Zurich, 2018-06-07 — Richard Strauss: “Don Quixote”, op.35; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, op.26; Ravel: La Valse, poème choréographique pour orchestre
Concert review, Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-12 — Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D.934; Janáček: Violin Sonata; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140; Bartók: Violin Sonata No.1 in C♯ minor, op.21, Sz.75 / BB 84
Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, in 3 interpretations: Henryk Szeryng & Arthur Rubinstein (1960) / Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (2013) / Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov (2015)
My first attempt at reviewing a book (or two, rather): the novel “Piano chinois” by Étienne Barilier, and its translation to German, under the title “China am Klavier”. The book is on a Chinese pianist Mei Jin — in reality more than just inspired by Yuja Wang, hence an opportunity to learn more about this fascinating artist!
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)
(…) For this season (2014/15), the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang is “Artist in residence” at the Tonhalle. This position / title entails a number of concert (limited, though, considering the demand she faces all over the world), the first two of which were the opening concerts of the season, a third one was on Sunday, 2014-09-14, with chamber music: she was joined by two prominent musicians from the Tonhalle Orchestra…