The NY premiere of WIZARDS went really well, and there’s an appreciative write-up of the piece within a review of Young-Ah Tak’s solo debut recital of last Thursday night at Weill/Carnegie. (Posted by independent critic Mark Greenfest in the online arts magazine SoundWordSight.)
Young-Ah’s playing was at a high level indeed — her delivery of the Kirchner Sonata was the finest I’ve ever heard. The Celementi, Schubert-Liszt transcriptions, and especially Schubert’s great C minor Sonata were well-sculpted and intelligently thought-through.
The whirlwind trip was chock-full of meetings. Now, though, I’m glad to be back home in AZ and back to the Symphony tomorrow. (84 degrees today – yummmm.) And also looking forward to next weekend: NAMA at ASU. ( Lydia Artymiw and the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet tackle Shostakovich – should be good.)