Turbulence and Demons of a great artist
I was on my way home from the airport sorry not to have been able to listen this time to Evie’s recital live from St Mary’s. I have heard her many times here and in Italy and have always been totally enraptured by her compelling magnetism and total concentration when she plays .She has that God given gift of living the music a fresh as though on a voyage of discovery. She shares her quite unique spontaneity with her astonishment for the beauty she can conjure out of the keys. ’Je joue,je sens,je trasmet’ was the title of an article about Shura Cherkassky in Le Monde de la Musique – Martha Argerich was quoted as describing him as :’The man I love’. Cherkassky often used to say that young pianists these days do not seem to listen to themselves! Cherkassky and Argerich certainly do! Evelyne Beresovsky is one of the few of the younger generation that listens to every note joining them together into a musical conversation of such conviction that can bring even the most popular works vividly back to life.