Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another great pianist to pay attention to: Julius Drake. A satisfying evening of Brahms songs sung by Ian Bostridge would not have been possible without this brilliant piano playing.

Brilliant is an interesting word to have used because I do not mean it the way it is usually applied to piano playing. This playing was sensitive to every minuscule vibration, every transition between songs, every tiny nuance of timing. Brilliant in that it illuminated the invisible.