<< -- 3 -- Patric Standford SCINTILLATING PERFORMANCE
Recorded in Lithuania in May last year, another indispensable
addition to the McCabe collection is this clear and bright
recording of Tamami Honma's scintillating performance of the
second Piano Concerto which, as could well be expected from her
striking recording of his solo piano works, is a beautifully secure,
strong and bright reading.
It is a work that steers the listener
effortlessly through its six linked movements the spirit of which
ranges widely from lyrical wistfulness to the characteristic
lightness [listen -- track 4, 0:00-1:08]
that usually precedes an eruption of some dynamic variety.
Copyright © 28 January 2004
Patric Standford, Wakefield UK