Yuri Bashmet receives rave reviews

20 Apr 2011

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Yuri Bashmet has received rave reviews for the first of three recitals with Evgeny Kissin in the US. In what was ‘one of the subtlest Chicago recitals in memory’, Bashmet’s performance of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata in A minor at Orchestra Hall, was described in the Chicago Tribune:

 ‘every note had life coming from color imaginatively shaded, with particular purity and radiance in the high register.’

And praise for the duo:

 ‘so perfect their command of style and mood, that all works conveyed an electric current running beneath them’

Bashmet and Kissin perform a further two recitals this month in Miami and at Carnegie Hall. The programme also includes Brahms Sonata for Piano and Viola No 2 and Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano. Click below to read the full reviews from Chicago Tribune and Chicago Classical Review:

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Classical Review