Post by Dufus
Barry Douglas did a great job with Op.101 ( No.28 ) this am. FYI,
Katia Buniatishvili plays "Tempest" and "Appassionata" tomorrow am,
Friday , a chance to re-assess some less than favorable impressions
I've had previously. I do cross my fingers for her, and for the piano.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017x77g
I've finally caught up with the 1st week.
All the performances were very good, as
The Douglas concert you mention that also
included Op. 27/1 (quasi una fantasia 1) and
Op. 90, was excellent all the way through.
Those sonatas are deceptively "simple",
but it can hard to make them sound as
interesting as they should be.
And Buniatshvili does a wonderful job
with stormy 3rd movements -She sounds
very free and uninhibted. Her Tempest
last mov't was quite strong.
Some intense dramatic surprises in
Appassionata, but her technique could
use a little work, usually not a problem
for her. Those sonatas seemed to fit her
The Llyr (Like King Lear, I guess) Adieux
and Douglas Waldstein were also memorable.
I see that Cliburn is quite astonishing
technically in Adieux, but others can make
the piece at least as touching.