Dinara Klinton at St Mary’s Perivale – reveals the consummate artistry of a great pianist
What a privilege indeed to have such a wonderful artist play at St Mary’s. The world does not know what it is missing but rather selfishly we will keep that to ourselves! A magnificent Schumann where each of the eight pictures were painted with a kaleidoscopic sense of colour and the same aristocratic poise that I remember from Artur Rubinstein.
From the very first notes of ‘Des Abends’ there was an exquisite sense of balance and aristocratic control.But there was more than that because there was a sense of communication that is so rare to find these day.Time seemed to stand still such was the poignant beauty that was pouring from her fingers.A melodic line etched in gold on a cushion of pure velvet.
The sumptuous sounds in ‘Aufschwung’ where passion and control came together with a rhythmic drive and sounds of beguiling beauty.’Soaring’ indeed with a romantic sweep and a wonderful bass voice leading the way in the central episode. Her scrupulous attention to the composers indications had me searching the score for the wonderful staccatos before the brooding build up to the majesterial return of the opening passionate outpouring.