Next Concerts

Nov 30, 2022

Verbier-Elmau Festival – Solo recital

Elmau, GERMANY - Verbier-Elmau Festival

SCHUMANN “Kinderszenen”
SCHUBERT Sonata B flat major D 960

Dec 08, 2022

Gulbenkian Orchestra

Lisbon, PORTUGAL - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Grand Auditorium

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54

w/ Gulbenkian Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero , conductor

Reviews

December 20th, 2017

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. van Zweden

“ … Kozhukhin largely played with such innate authority, leonine command and poised yet unsentimental lyricism that he didn’t seem to be “interpreting” the music at all. Rachmaninoff’s long-limbed melodies were rendered with a supple poetic touch and natural empathy as much as Kozhukhin’s clarity and eruptive dynamism vaulted through the passages of breakout virtuosity.
The performance culminated in an exhilarating finale that led up to the final bars with mounting inexorability–the movement’s big tune given with rich resplendence in its final flowering and the race to the coda thrillingly played by Kozhukhin, van Zweden and the orchestra with their soloist every step of the way.
This was one of the rare times when the instant cheers and standing ovation were well deserved. The applause recalled the pianist back to the stage until he obliged with an encore–“La fille aux cheveux de lin” (The girl with the flaxen hair) from Book I of Debussy’s Preludes, rendered with limpid delicacy”

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