Ke Ma at St Mary’s Perivale
Luminosity and musicianship went hand in hand today as Ke Ma’s limpet like fingers delved deeply into each key extracting sounds of gold on her musicianly journey with Mozart, Debussy and Beethoven.
Reminiscent of the all too often overlooked Gina Bachauer who could centre each note with compelling authority and beauty as her superb sense of style and musicianship allowed a journey of indisputable nobility and directness.
A Mozart one of only two sonata in the minor key. The A minor K 310 written at the time of his mothers death was given a performance of a richness of sound of flowing beauty of almost operatic proportions. The development could have been almost improvised in its controlled freedom of expression. The Andante was indeed ‘cantabile con espressione’ beautifully phrased. The dark waters of the middle episode were played with controlled drama before the return to the beautiful opening. One of Mozart’s most poignant utterings and a wonderful tribute to his mother.