Poetic pianism of the first order from a gifted Russian pianist ***** (5 out of 5)
Limelight Magazine (Australia)
(…) Because she is that rare thing – not merely a pianist with a formidable technique; not merely a musician with a knack for clarifying the underlying musical structure as Michelangelo clarified the skeleton and…
September 12, 2013 – 23:30 (BR TV) (Moderation: Martin Grubinger)
Un canto oscuro, ma mistico, tra Sebastian Bach e Sofia Gubaidulina Se c’è un qualcosa di misterioso nella musica, Anna Gourari – giovane pianista cresciuta alla scuola pianistica russa – lo scova e lo suona….
Anna Gourari CANTO OSCURO – Press _ click here
Gourari’s Bach-Busoni Chaconne is one of the most riveting on record. She plays the opening theme with very slight delays at the ends of phrases that help set up the serious, large-scale scenario that follows….
This smartly crafted and beautifully played recital by pianist Anna Gourari unfolds like a history of Bach’s enduring influence in the 20th century. It opens with Ferruccio Busoni’s famously lush arrangement of the chorale prelude…