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Gwendolyn Mok
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HOWARD SMITH

'... Mok falls short of Julius Katchen's flair ...'

Brahms: The Composer's Piano - Gwendolyn Mok. © 2013 MSR Classics

Here's one hour and fifty-one minutes devoted to Brahms' late (1892-1893) solo piano music yet (curiously) a substantial chunk of Gwendolyn Mok's biography concentrates on her devotion to the music of Maurice Ravel. In 1994 the French Ministry of Culture awarded Mok a grant to study with ninety-year-old Ravel aficionado Vlado Perlemuter (1904-2002).

Ms Mok became known for her Ravel recitals; in the 1990s she taught the Frenchman's works at the Royal College of Music, Welsh College of Music and Drama, Dartington International Summer School, Shanghai Conservatory of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She recorded Ravel Revealed — Complete Works for Solo Piano (MSR Classics MS1070, 2 discs)...

Copyright © 16 July 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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