Next Concerts

Dec 16 2018

Berlin Chamber Music

Berlin, Germany - Pierre Boulez Saal

With Jörg Widmann (clarinet)

Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Sonata No. 2

Jan 17 2019

Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Vienna, Austria - Wiener Konzerthaus

With Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marc Minkowski (conductor)

Franck: Variations symphoniques D-Dur M 46 for Piano and Orchestra

Reviews

June 11th, 2018

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 / Philharmonia Orchestra / cond. Paavo Järvi

[…] In performing Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, it was the Russian Denis Kozhukhin who replaced Khatia Buniatishvili as soloist. Kozhukhin’s reputation may not be as lofty as what some of the audience tonight might have desired, but this was a concern fated to be futile. At times sensitive, at times visceral, and at times both in an entirely convincing way, Kozhukhin’s pianism demonstrated an immersive musical narrative, complemented with his impeccably crystal-clear technique. Although his audible murmuring was initially worrisome, these vocal intrusions were only proof of Kozhukhin’s musical confidence, as he cadenced through the variegated moods and shapes of Rachmaninov’s maze with natural fervour; musically, any indication of self-consciousness was largely kept at bay. Järvi’s empathic accompaniment proved invaluable, as even the minutest of Kozhukhin’s expressions were attended. Yet this is not to suggest the wanting of orchestral beef. In the soaring coda of the Finale, neither Kozhukhin nor the orchestra compromised any sort of their presence, as the work concluded triumphantly. […]
Read the full review on Bachtrack.com

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