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It's amazing: when I heard Evgeny Kissin playing t...

2009-04-06T14:11:00.000-05:00

It's amazing: when I heard Evgeny Kissin playing the same program at the Lucerne Festival, we exactly did the same, applaud after Chopin op.10 n°4! As if we could no longer wait to express our gratitude and admiration.

Now that I remember the performance by reading your review, I really wish I could hear it again. At the Verbier Festival, perhaps? ;o)



Steve -- Quite right, not no. 12, which is the Rev...

2009-03-05T10:29:00.000-05:00

Steve -- Quite right, not no. 12, which is the Revolutionary, but no. 4. Sorry for the confusion.

I did not mean to imply flustered in a way that impacted his performance, which I don't think the applause did. Only that it upset the order. He seemed to want to continue right into the op. 25 etudes after the Revolutionary, as if one break for applause were enough.

Thanks for the



Charles: I think the etude you meant, when you rep...

2009-03-05T01:42:00.000-05:00

Charles: I think the etude you meant, when you reported the audience's unexpected applause, was Opus 10, No. 4. I don't think Kissin was flustered at all. In fact, I suspect he was pleased. He had just matched the tempo in Richter's legendary performance of the piece.(You can find it on YouTube-- it's from Monsaingeon's "Richter: The Enigma.") In fact, Kissin may have surpassed Richter's