Monthly Archives: September 2011

MARKUS GROH Piano Recital @ Music Toronto reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Tuesday,September 20, 2011, Walter Hall, Toronto. Given that Markus Groh is justly celebrated by Gramophone for the “supreme control of his instrument and sensitivity regarding timbre and texture,” he still surprised me with magical effects in strongly chromatic passages.. Listening … Continue reading

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Tokyo Quartet with Markus Groh @ Music Toronto reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Thursday, September 15, 2011. Walter Hall, Toronto. Thanks to Music Toronto, the superb Tokyo Quartet has for many years been a¬† twice-a-season highlight. This evening they brought their perfect ensemble, natural sense of flow, uncanny intonational accuracy and hair-trigger responsiveness … Continue reading

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Georgy Tchaidze’s SCHUBERT: a CD review by Stanley Fefferman

Georgy Tchaidze, the 2009 Honens International Piano Competition First Laureate, chose a program of Schubert’s underexposed works for his first solo recital CD. What comes through¬† to me from this very appealing album, beyond the recitalist’s lyric sensitivity and his … Continue reading

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Minsoo Sohn’s GOLDBERG VARIATIONS: a CD Review by Stanley Fefferman

Minsoo Sohn, the 2006 Honens First Laureate, established himself for me in performance at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. I wrote then that he ” has a Gouldian presence at the keyboard. His body moves fluidly as he is stirred … Continue reading

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