Garrick Ohlsson an elegant guest with the Philadelphia Orchestra

02.17.17
Garrick Ohlsson
Philadelphia Inquirer

The pianist made a marvelous Mozartian
By Peter Dobrin

Garrick Ohlsson is a pianist of enormous power, but on Friday afternoon with the Philadelphia Orchestra, he was the perfect Mozartian. In the Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503, with conductor Herbert Blomstedt as his kindred spirit, all was orderly and deliberate. Mozart, they argued, is an excellent place for detail work. Contrasting fluidity with a considerably more lithe articulation, Ohlsson shifted the character of the music naturally one way or the other in ways  that were a constant source of insight.

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