Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto - Olga Kern 60:54Download
There are a lot of recordings of Tchaikovsky, but this is so light and fleeting, with the bravura when it is required. Olga Kern is a mystery to me. I remember when she won the van Cliburn competition, and it was so exciting for a woman to win. She has an effortless technique in a way that is very emotional - the shape and feel is so direct and uncomplicated, and all the more emotional for that. I have looked on the internet to see she does play concerts, but not in Europe. In my view she is one of the great keyboard talents of the moment, and should be promoted more. It is clear to me that audiences will respond and be swept away.