Thursday, August 20, 2009

David Helfgott in Recital @ Arts Centre, Melbourne

"David Helfgott's solo recital was without a doubt an eye opener for any musicians and non-musicians alike. His agile and precise finger acrobatics combined with his refined interpretation of the great masterpieces of the past truly defy one's expectation. His incredible ability to focus and execute a song in such a gusto right from the moment his finger touches the key of the grand piano still haunts me to this very day.

I particularly find his performance of the prelude in G minor op. 23 no. 5 by S. Rachmaninov as well as his execution of Khachaturian's Sabre Dance especially entertaining and definitely worth of a standing ovation.

I left the recital feeling very inspired and almost spiritually lifted. As some may remember during the end of performance, I declared that one can tell a great pianists among the ordinaries when he makes a hard piece sound so effortlessly easy that you think you would be able to execute it in no time as well!

In short, that is exactly what a great musician like David Helfgott does to me."

by Adi Janitra

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