Ah, the audience will hate the reviewer. It has cheered but in the sold-out chamber music hall, the pianist Legia V víkingur Ólafsson and follow him, even harassed, as his speech prior to the addition to long want to take. And this evening, the rare picture of a genuine piano, art, playing to the past, what we know otherwise from the market? Sure. Ólafsson, with well-groomed hair and in the Understatement of a black suit in the ' 60s-style plays, not made up, as Martin Stadtfeld, not so watery as Alexandre Tharaud, not as brilliantly as Daniil Trifonov, is not as compelling as Igor Levit. And also not so bizarre as Glenn Gould.
Instead, the Icelanders to those of the thread of the stream seems to be Interpretation, of the reached the presence of the Liszt Tradition: rich colors, good gravity, courage to the Sentiment. And because he combines all this with an excellent pedal art, because he has, moreover, chosen with the Aria variata alla maniera italiana, the Invention h-moll, or a Bach arrangement by Alexander Siloti works that are not yet listened to it completely, because he is able to play wonderful abschattierte chords, and his playing is just as clear (and just a tiny trace of clumsy) like his overall appearance, so the audience loves him very much.More about
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However, Ólafsson, the magnificent first half of the concert adds two Beethoven sonatas, and with the dramaturgical Bekurvung that it must be the first and last of these compositions. As the evening falls apart. In the Sonata in f minor, Ólafsson does not crash with a Did, the avenge again and again with an almost sound, the dead tones, and chords, as, indeed, the play Quickly, curiously, is his thing. The sharp Cutting of the chords, the removal of the sound of rubble is on top of him, the first movement of the Sonata in c minor, he helps his specially coloured Bach sound. This may work for a few moments, in the Arietta with its variations, the thing even keeps a little longer. But overall, the piece is not lost under his hands; while he nachwirft him soft sounds and beautiful chords, all of it all of a sudden in the middle of Nowhere.