I went last night to the Gala night at CSU Sacramento where Bach, Pilss, Liszt and Mendelssohn were played.
The Liszt was from Années de pèlerinage. Pianists love Liszt, if they can play him, and Renee Pajer seemed to be enjoying herself. We singers were puzzling to remember the name of the Liszt song we loved and finally came up with "Oh, Quand Je Dors."
In 2009 I preferred Barbara Bonney. But this amazing rendition by Beverly Sills is stunning.
I digress. Faculty members Anna Presler, Andrew Luchansky and Eric Zivian, played a gorgeous Piano Trio No 1 by Mendelssohn. This was wonderful to hear, the highlight of my musical week. I would definitely like to hear more of this group.
I reserve the right to make whatever irrelevant remarks I wish when reviewing.
Or perhaps this.
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