Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Murray at Mondavi

Murray Perahia in a single sentence:  the harder it is the better he plays.

So maybe you wanted more.  He got three standing ovations, and beat the piano so hard someone had to come out and tune it during intermission.

JS Bach, French Suite #4
Beethoven Appassionata
Schumann Papillons
Chopin Scherzo #2

These are widely divergent styles of music.  I would like to hear more difference between the different styles.  He has excess amounts of WOW, but maybe wow isn't everything.  I liked the Beethoven best.

This isn't my area of expertise, so I'm going to shut up now.

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