Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Mei-Ting Sun: Review

"Mr. Sun has the outlines of a fine pianist and performer, from impressive virtuosity to the easy air with which he addressed his audience from the piano, in lieu of program notes. Would that more performers conveyed in such an easygoing way why the music interests them."

If NYT's Anne Midgette is right, it appears the rigors of touring have taken a toll.

"By the first movement of Beethoven's "Hammerklavier," Mr. Sun sounded almost punch-drunk - or perhaps it was his much-pounded Yamaha piano. There seems to be a fiery technique here, but the end product, on this evening, was a factory second."

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