Next Concerts

Feb 29, 2020

Boulez Ensemble

Berlin, Germany - Pierre Boulez Saal

Boulez Ensemble
Francois-Xavier Roth  conductor

Boulez: Flute Sonata
Boulez: Eclat/Multiples for orchestra

Mar 5, 2020

Rotterdam Philharmonic

Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - De Doelen

Rotterdam Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko  conductor

Rachmaninov: Paganini Variations

Reviews

June 18th, 2019

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / cond. Vasily Petrenko

“The classical restraint of Kozhukhin’s metrical precision actually added to the touching pathos. Without pause Kozhukhin launched into the final Rondo, each episode of which was splendidly characterised. The fugal passage was especially ear-catching from the strings, in its quietly creeping Tom ‘n Jerry manner, before the pianist demonstrated just how piquant his decorated version was. The coda let loose its tight succession of exchanges between soloist and band, and this formidable work completed its heroic journey. The tiny encore of Grieg’s Arietta, which Kozhukhin announced to an alarming squeal from (I assume) one of that composer’s compatriots, was as evanescent and inconsequential as the concerto had sounded mighty and enduring.”

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