in Piano International (Jan, 2016)
Yuja Wang made her made her European debut with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, so this disc of Ravel and solo Faure (Wang’s first all-French album) holds some documentary value as well as offering fine performances. The major problem, it turns out, comes from the engineers: the orchestra is placed too far back in both concertos. A shame, as there is clear rapport between Wang and her conductor Lionel Bringuier and, despite the placing, it is clear that orchestral balance and detail is carefully considered.
In the G major (up against the likes of Michelangeli and Zimerman, of course), Wang acquits herself well, with perfect trills, so important in the first two …
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