Pianist Yang shines new light on Grieg's concerto


 Soloist Joyce Yang gave a terrific performance of Edward Grieg’s Piano Concerto at the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert on Saturday. The well-worn piece had a fresh shine in her hands, starting from the first cascading chords. She played it with grand vision, power, earnestness, pacing and, most importantly, precision. Though given to using a lot of pedal, she nonetheless managed the device to produce a sense of musical awe while letting the melodic lines come through clearly. The first movement cadenza was virtuosity incarnate and the slow movement appropriately... read more

 
27 September 2015 in Art & Culture, Views: 22
 


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