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Behzod Abduraimov, piano
May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$60
Behzod Abduraimov is “a pianist with an abundance of ‘style and idea’: both virtuoso command and individuality of voice” (Gramophone). “His secret: authenticity, control and a velvet pianissimo” (NRC Handelsblad). “His delicate playing captivates immediately” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
“Abduraimov didn’t just play with clarity and power, but with fervor and personal commitment” (New York Classical Review). “On technical terms alone, Abdurainov’s reading was a knockout. But it was on expressive terms that Abduraimov shone brightest” (The Plain Dealer). “He positively sings on the piano” (Backtrack).
“We are dealing here with a rare and enchanting musician… All this breath-taking virtuosity…is in service to the character of the music” (The Arts Desk). The Independent declares the Uzbek artist to be “the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation.”
César FRANCK/Harold BAUER Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18
Dilorom SAIDAMINOVA The Walls of Ancient Bukhara (1973)
Maurice RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
Sergei RACHMANINOV Selected Preludes
Sergei PROKOKIEV Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75