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DEPTH OF CONCENTRATION

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Stephen Kovacevich plays
Beethoven, Schumann and Bach,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Has a greater piece of music ever come out of less promising material than Beethoven's Diabelli Variations? Stephen Kovacevich's long-standing personal association with the work produced a celebrated recording in 1968, near the start of his career, and a re-make a couple of years ago. His Nottingham performance (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 22 March 2011) covered the music's huge expressive range with a depth of concentration that made the fifty-plus minutes seem to pass in a flash...

Copyright © 28 March 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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STEPHEN KOVACEVICH

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

ROBERT SCHUMANN

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

UNITED KINGDOM

PIANO

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