Chinese pianist Di Xiao,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Has any work suffered from its nickname as much as Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata? The poetic image it conjures up is way off-beam for such a powerfully original opening movement, with its acute balance of serenity and tension. It's a balance that Chinese pianist Di Xiao captured superbly in her performance (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 11 November 2012)...
Copyright © 18 November 2012 Mike Wheeler,