Seduced by the weight and style of a great artist
I have heard Pedro Lopez Salas before, encouraged to listen to a very talented student by his teacher at the RCM Norma Fisher. I could never have imagined that he would mature into an artist of such stature that the only way of describing his recital today was ‘sensational’. Such weight and sensitivity where every note had a meaning in an overall architectural structure of remarkable maturity. Could it have been the times we are living as Semyon Bychkov said introducing Ma Vlast – My fatherland with the Czech Philharmonic? Maybe we listen in these terrible times to the music we have known for a life time in a different way.