Modest Mussorgsky’s “Footage in an Exhibition” is a difficult showcase for virtuoso pianists, its a number of components demanding the widest vary of technical talent and its familiarity requiring creativity and emotion to face out.
That’s exactly what Bezhod Abduraimov delivered Sunday afternoon on the Lied Middle for Performing Arts, a bravura efficiency that demonstrated why the 30-year-old is taken into account one of many world’s nice younger pianists.
Taking over the ten miniature segments of “Footage,” Abduraimov’s palms had been a blur as they flew up the keyboard on quick, dramatic passages, then his fingers would stroke the keys, pulling single notes from the Lied’s marvelous-sounding piano.
In doing so, the energetic ballet of the “Chicks of their Shell” introduced the dance to his fingers, and the concluding “The Nice Gates of Kiev” had a weight that evoked its topic, and loads of what Abduraimov known as “that Russian spirit” in an interview final week with Journal Star.
The efficiency was completely nuanced. Creating moods and colours with out overplaying, Abduraimov made the piece contemporary and thrilling, much more so than on his just-released recording — proof of the facility and primacy of stay efficiency.
Abduraimov opened the 70-minute recital with Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2” popularly often known as the “Moonlight Sonata”. His remedy of that well-known piece was carried by heavy bass to a dramatic, powerhouse ending of its remaining motion.