Concert Review: Dina Duisen and Alessando Ruisi at the Nicholas Yonge Society

These two young players, sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, had their audience spellbound, as much for the impression of unanimity and rapport which they established as for the innig quality (we have no word for the German inwardness) which was an essential part of their simpatico or sympathique playing (again no English equivalents), almost from the beginning. ‘Almost’ is an operative word here, because the short opening Subito by Lutoslawski, was just that: sudden, a real wake-up bravura fanfare, which swept away cobwebs to make the brain alert. At four minutes long it twisted and turned between short, lyrical phrases and sonorous and athletic rhetorical statements. Terri

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