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15 April 2017, 20:00, Bilkent Concert Hall

From Classic to Romantic

kazem-abdullah-1-kopyaKazem Abdullah, conductor
Martin Stadtfeld, piano

L. van Beethoven Concerto for Piano No.2 in B flat major, Op.19
S. Rachmaninov Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.44

Abdullah struck considerably relaxed tempos, slowed the momentum as best he could and found a reasonably good balance between strings and winds. The funeral rhythm in the opening movement had enough weight, the melodic content of inner movements unfolded under Abdullah with simple cantabile delicacy and renounced the smoothed euphony’s sake to the ironic and bizarre, the romantic reminiscences’ distorting turns. That sounded nice and cultured, but also quite smooth. The extremely long, enigmatic and dazzling introduction to the finale, and the following large eruptions of sound Abdullah kept well under control.” Pedro Obiera, Aachener Zeitung

Stadtfeld presents an album that is both wonderfully inspired per se, but also inspiring for the listener. The manner in which he revives the fervent creative genius of young Mozart testifies to his profound understanding of these works.” Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

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