Jitka Cechova plays Robert Schumann's piano concerto with remarkable humility, in enchanting pastel colours, with wonderful and ample rubatos
and finely nuanced dynamic oscillations, hence--her indisputable brilliance notwithstanding--it would almost seem that she rather perceives the work as chamber music.
His pupil Friederike Streicher wrote in her diary that Chopin "required adherence to the strictest rhythm, hated all lingering and dragging, misplaced rubatos
as well as exaggerated ritardandos.
Leading to Morlacchi's Swiss Shepherd where there was scope for hair-raising running passages, overthe-top rubatos
, double-tonguing and steely breath control - another delightfully corny depiction of folk-hero William Tell.
The Sinfonia gave a lively performance with excellent timing, particularly on the rubatos
of the first movement.
You'll find no frenzied tempos or unusual rubatos
here, nor any dry, scholarly interpretations, either; just sweet, easeful tunes.
Although respecting the fact that they are "utility" works and playing them with a splendid rhythmic push-off, the pianist could not resist imbuing them with a pinch of "something additional", through occasional, almost imperceptible rubatos
and gentle keystroke nuances.
Huge dynamic ranges and daring rubatos
sounded as if one person were improvising the music on the spot, creating some of the most compelling performances I'd ever heard by anyone.
Puccini is a master of atmosphere, knowing exactly how to bolster emotions with all the tricks of a composer's trade: clever key changes, lovely orchestral solos, subtle pauses, rubatos
The Zemlinsky Quartet play the second movement as a high-spirited polka, including the graceful rubatos
and the theme's dance-like starting in the cello.
Play together rhythmically from the very beginning of a piece, managing rubatos
, ritardandos and endings.
Soloist Rimma Suhanskaya certainly knew the notes, but was somewhat wayward with worrying quasi rubatos