Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein

Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder follows in the tradition of Chopin competition non-winners signed by DG, though that is where the 1980 comparisons end. His Chopin was more or less as expected, and this Konzerthaus recital as a whole under par, but branching out into Liszt could be an exciting development. And as Mozart showed once again, a note-perfect Ondine and Chopin op. 10 no. 2 are not necessarily the last word on the state of one’s fourth and fifth fingers; ‘twas ever thus. For more, see here.

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