Simon Trpceski at the Barbican november 2015

 A standing ovation and five encores for Simon Trpceski’s Chopin recital at the Barbican tonight. A Pogorelich type control of the keyboard but with such extremes of dynamics that the musical line was not always clear. What had happened to what Richter described as”the good old traditional cantabile”(describing with great love and admiration the art of Artur Rubinstein) Passing from first to fifth gear did not allow us,the audience,to follow the great musical line. Some extremrely beautiful,almost inaudible,sounds that the audience followed in hushed reverence.Here is a man who obviously loves the piano and is a supreme pianist in total control. Perhaps for this reason the last prelude op 28 and a little waltz so simpatically announced that he had played since childhood ,were the most satisfying performances. Maybe the simplicity of a child would be the clue to more coherent performances. However it was a very enjoyable way of ending a day full of glorious music making. What a place London is Cherkassky was right when he said it was the only place to live

Rispondi

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Google photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Connessione a %s...