24 June 2017
LV Beethoven: Sonata No 14 in C sharp minor, Opus 27, No 2 (Moonlight)
I admit that I am not an aficionado of classical music. I did recognise this passage of music though and Catherine performed it with what I would learn to be a trademark interpretation. I would soon learn that some people can play an instrument by hitting the right notes in the right order but Catherine does something more special. Catherine performs the piano with expressive feeling and is as enjoyable watch as she is to listen to.
Schubert: Impromptu in G Flat D899, No 3
This was the second piece of the recital and I although I wasn’t previously familiar with it I was again impressed by Catherine’s interpretation.
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D899, No 4
Catherine explains in her highly informative program that this piece is sometimes referred to as the ‘Waterfall Impromptu’. She continues to describe the ‘cascading arpeggios followed by murmuring chords’.
The whole recital was very well received by the audience generally but this was my personal favourite piece of the day.
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