A PERFORMANCE TO REMEMBER
A recital by Emanuel Rimoldi
impresses BILL NEWMAN
I usually make up my mind quite quickly while listening to a solo pianist for the very first time. Generally this happens in the course of a recital, and most often it occurs after the close of the second work in the programme. Usually, this will convince a musical audience whether or not they can recognize the performer's astute perceptions in the way he or she is capable of grasping, understanding and expressing the various meanings and inner core of the work being performed. Programme content also indicates very clearly how each item should be individually treated in pianistic terms and how style of performance ideally should differ from the remainder. So many varieties of touch, nuance, weight of arm and finger pressure, style (that relates strongly to period of composition) brings a sense of accuracy and identification with how the composer might have wished his creation to sound...
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