Friday, October 24, 2014


Shaman Uchida summons the genius, conducts not just the orchestra but acts as a lightning conductor bringing the sounds to earth.

When she plays the piano, every note is made to count, even the very rapid twinkling notes that abound. There is never any definition lost.

I love the way at the end when she comes back for her curtain call, the orchestra refuses to stand up as she pleads with them to share the applause, leaving it all for her and she bows to them. Then after she has received a bouquet, she asks them again and they stand up.

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