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Recital Review - Siqian Li at St Mary’s Mastery and intelligence at the service of music

5 Oct 2022

"From the sparkling multi coloured bagatelles of Carl Vine through the impatient improvisations of Beethoven’s rarely heard Fantasia op 77 where his irascible character had much in common with Schumann’s dual personality. Schubert’s G flat impromptu calmed the ruffled waters with simplicity and sublime beauty. Liszt’s monumental B minor Sonata was given a reading where intelligence and technical prowess went hand in hand with passion and beauty. Her authority and ability to think always from the bass gave an architectural strength and character to one of the greatest masterpieces of the piano repertoire." -- Christopher Axworthy

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