Employing a much wider tonal palette than in the Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and some wonderfully subtle gradations between voice-leading and accompanying textures (Schiff certainly knows how to tease out the nuances), the two sets were extremely impressive as displays of expressive pianism
and understated virtuosity.
In the first half, we had some dazzling pianism
from the Ukrainian-born Slava Sidorenko, who was the soloist in the Piano Concerto No 1 by Tchaikovsky.
music Benjamin Grosvenor Join one of the finest exponents of British pianism
for an evening of captivating French and German music.
The staging was amiably messy and the singing variably amiable, but Chang's pianism
was a wonder, somehow capturing the tangy variety of a Rossinian orchestra along with the music's breakneck zest; even her lightning-fast page turns seemed crisply perfect.
Urroz showed seasoned pianism
and a keen understanding of idiomatic styles in Granados' transcription of Scarlatti's sonata in G Major, K 520, which had been originally scored for the harpsichord, a simple baroque work.
There is an introduction, a review of Taubman resources, an overview of how to develop healthy pianism
through changing habits, retraining, refining basic technique and the like.
This long-awaited study of his life, career, and pianism
has been some 50 years in preparation and should accomplish a great deal toward a proper reassessment of Pachmann's role in the annals of piano playing.
Onay's spirited pianism
in Falla's "Gardens" sparked everything with fuel and flame, and Soner's chest-voice bravura in the difficult "Brujo" songs (they should be sung less like classical music and more like flamenco) brought plenty of Andalusian soul to the vocal solos among the all-too carefully executed instrumental sections.
When listening to the two Etudes from Opus 25, we are captivated by the profound contemplation running through the Etude in C sharp minor, which in Moravec's interpretation becomes a moving story, abounding in tonal-harmonic tension, as well as the sheer poetry of the paramount pianism
with which he embellishes the simple melody of the right hand in the introductory Etude in A flat major.
Multi-faceted Huw Watkins matched his skill as composer with pianism
of staggering virtuosity, notably when paired with outstanding violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen in a recital that included Lloyd Moore's haunting Three Part Invention and the ravishing Like the Touch of a Sea Wave by the Lithuanian Osvaldas Balakauskas.
This book, in the words of its author, 'encapsulates the collective wisdom, challenges and issues about pianism
in an Australian context'.
After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism
and Modern Performance.