Thursday, February 07, 2008
What an evening!
Khachaturian's Sonata-Fantaisie for Solo Cello played by Mark Kosower;
Rachmaninoff's Selected Preludes for Piano, Op.23 played by Jee-Won Oh Kosower;
Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.50 played by Mark Kosower, Jee-Won Oh Kosower, and Paul Rosenthal on violin.
Almost too much...
I sat in the front row - only a few feet away from the musicians. It was like being inside the music. I'm still listening to the echoes in my head.
I can't even begin to find the words to describe this interesting combination of pieces. I was really impressed with Kosower's presentation of Khachaturian's cello solo. The Tchaikovsky trio was just wonderful!
Once again, thanks to Paul Rosenthal for again bringing a pair of fantastic performers to our frozen land (it was -30F yesterday morning) year after year. He must have some magical power of persuasion: "how about coming all the way to Soldotna, Alaska in its coldest month to put on a concert for only 75 people?"
I like your description that "It was like being inside the music." That's sort of how I feel when I play with my orchestra.
In my orchestra I usually don't feel like I'm "inside" the music, yet. Instead, I feel like I'm part of the noise. Once in a while, though, it does turn into music, if only for a moment.
I've not heard the Khachaturian, I'll have to look that up. Thanks!
I am not going to review the Paul and Linda concert though; I am turning it over to two violinist friends with whom I play because I have to cover another concert, and it turns out that the other person (Larry Zarella, folksinger) returned to the Cape after living for 16 years in Alaska.
Interesting Alaska connections! I wish I could go to the Rosenthal concert, but like the idea of having a "couple" of violinists to review a "couple" of violinists.
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