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Piano Recital: Vondracek, Lukas - HAYDN, J. / RACHMANINOV, S. / PROKOFIEV, S.

Composer(s):Haydn, Franz JosephProkofiev, SergeyRachmaninov, Sergei
Artist(s) Vondracek, Lukas, piano
Period(s) 20th CenturyClassical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue TP1039176
Label TwoPianists
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Phil Muse,Audio Video Club of Atlanta,June 2013

Whatever Vondrácek does, he is a spellbinder. In the opening Allegro inquieto…Vondrácek runs gleefully through a pianistic minefield of nervous rhythms and violent, cluster-like chords. He is more restrained, effectively so, in the intimately beautiful slow movement, Andante caloroso…The finale, marked Precipitato, explores under Vondrácek’s fingers, with pungent triads punctuating the headlong impetus of the music, taxing the pianist’s dexterity to the limit, and finally exploding in a thunderous cascade of octaves at the very end, calculated to bring an audience to its feet. The Haydn, on the other hand, requires the utmost in refinement, discretion and restraint from the performer. Vondrácek shows these qualities admirably

In music that varies in character between quiet meditation and Mussorgskyan passion, our artist never lets the intensity or the listener’s attention flag. © 2013 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



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