Halida Dinova plays
music for children -
'... palpable finesse.'
With her spellbinding control of balance and weight, Halida Dinova is as exciting in these exquisite miniatures as she is in powerful works: Brahms' Second Piano Concerto (1881) and Bloch's Concerto Symphonique (1948).
I'm constantly awed at the compelling imagery and emotive power these four composers (each known for consummate full scale works), conveyed with such brevity. Others gifted in creating inspired work with the utmost economy are Prokofiev (eg Visions Fugitives, 1915-17) and Bartók (For Children, Sz 42, BB 53, Books 1 and 2, Vol 1-4, 1908-9).
Bach wrote the disarming Little Preludes for his second child and eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), child of Maria Barbara Bach...
Copyright © 10 June 2014
Masterton, New Zealand