|Mr. Pressler at his debut with the Berliner|
Philharmoniker on Jan 11th, 2014.
Credits: Berliner Phil.
Semyon Bychkov was the conductor for the night. For the second part of the concert, Mr. Bychkov conducted a brilliant execution of the celebrated (Dimitri) Shostakovich's 11th Symphony in G minor.
Beaux Arts Trio, and above all, plays as soloist in the most prestigious temples of classical music: St Petersburg, Amsterdan, Paris, Berlin, among them.
In his interview he explained his "religious approach" when comes to "sacred" music written by the ones he consider "Gods" or at least "semi-Gods" - Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy. And the theory goes on: he feels himself like a Priest whose religion is Music and whose readings are written in scores, which he reads and reads and keeps on trying to interpret and teach others. Brilliant!
|Beaux Arts Trio in concert.|
One of my greatest frustrations in life is that I will never get a chance to attend a live performance of the Ukrainian pianist Mr. Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989). Mr. Horowitz is definitively among my top favourites, not only but especially when comes to Mozart. I felt particularly touched by their resemblance (look and feel). And I hope I can find my way to the audience of one of Mr. Pressler's concerts soon!
The full concert is unfortunately only available for subscribers of the Digital Concert Hall but here you have a great glimpse of it direct from BPhil's Youtube Channel. So, have a seat, find your best smile and enjoy it! :)