Till Fellner Piano Recital
RNCM Concert Hall, 19 January 2013
Apparently difficult and actually difficult, Till Fellner made this recital of works by four very different composers seem altogether easy-peasy.
By the end you were left impressed by how crisp and vital his playing was; he not only brought each work to life, he allowed it space in which to breathe.
Mozart laced his Sonata in F major (the second work of the evening) with lovely melodies, especially in the second movement, and Schumann’s variegated Symphonic Etudes (the fourth and closing work) had during one long passage the stirring jauntiness of a drinking song. Till Fellner consummately brought out these very different colours – amongst many others – and in his hands, they shone.