Daily Archives: 2012年5月4日

Ivo Pogorelic plays Rachmaninoff

Our second day of La Folle Journee de Kanazawa and we listened to Ivo Pogorelic playing Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Balakirev. Most striking was him rehearsing in front of audiences. I recognized him playing Rachmaninoff’s second sonata in quiet tone. I understood he belonged to a different world from ours. His performance was also unique. It was exceptionally tensed performance. It was an experience, really.

Ivo, coming from another planet, rehearsing in front of us