BILL NEWMAN listens to Nikolai Demidenko
Here is a Russian pianist who caresses and excites — somewhere between Sofronitsky and Moiseiwitsch. His command of the keyboard is exemplary and precise, aiming for and achieving pastiches of colour, insight, poetry, overall meaning and sheer musicianship of the highest calibre. He held his audience spellbound with neither interruption nor needless coughs and chatter...
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