Piano à Lyon : le piano plus grand que nature de Sergei Babayan

11.30.17
Sergei Babayan
DIAPASON

Translated from French

“The Ballad No. 2 by Liszt hurled us without mercy into the screaming sea of chromatic figures created by the left hand. This piano fumed and roared and thundered and howled, to the point of sound climax. The painful nobility of Chopin became a riveting demonstration. What generosity, what total commitment (as can also be seen in Trifonov's playing), where others economize their forces and remain strictly within the limits defined by the best of taste! Sergei Babayan lays waste to all accepted habits. A larger-than-life piano."

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