A GOOD FIT
Dénes Várjon's Nottingham piano recital,
praised by MIKE WHEELER
As Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon told us during the course of his Sunday morning recital (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 25 January 2015), one of the great things about Janáček is that he is such a good fit with a wide range of other composers, whether romantics like Schumann or early twentieth-century modernists like Berg and Bartók. Immediately before, he had demonstrated just that with his opening group — two pieces from Janáček's On an overgrown path fitting easily between two Chopin Nocturnes.
He combined attention to details with both clarity and a firm sense of direction and overall shape, giving point and depth to a potentially samey group...
Copyright © 31 January 2015 Mike Wheeler,