Ivelina Krasteva – A recital to cherish
‘Playing of honesty and naturalness’
Musicianly playing of great drive and assurance. The rhythmic precision and scrupulous attention to Beethoven’s indications gave great structural strength to this remarkable sonata. The beauty of Andante where her impeccable sense of balance allowed the melodic line to float on a gently throbbing accompaniment. The Presto had a mellifluous pastoral flow that was to be mirrored in the Sonata op 28 that was to follow just a year later.
I have written about her performance of the Beethoven Sonata just a few months ago but it has now matured and gained in weight as she allowed the music to flow though her so naturally.