Two more live recordings have been added to the Performance Library: César Franck’s Cello Sonata in A Major with pianist Jeewon Park (performed on Friday, July 6, 2012) and Manuel de Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” with pianist Inon Barnatan (performed on Monday, July 9, 2012). Both performances were part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s 2012 Summer Festival in Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall and were recorded for live radio broadcast on Classical KING FM 98.1 in Seattle. To listen to the performances (and others) in their entirety, Launch the Music Player.
Classical KING FM
July 12, 2012
… Then came one of the evening’s big surprises: Bion Tsang’s reading of Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” (reworked for cello by Maurice Marechal). Tsang has always been a reliably excellent utility player with the festival, but this performance was something special: tremendous subtlety, beautiful shading, loads of interpretative finesse. With the pianist Inon Barnatan, Tsang produced a variety of tone colors, ranging from the smoky and subtle to the feisty and assertive. It was a compelling performance that drew sustained cheers from the audience.
By Melinda Bargreen
This week, Bion Tsang appears on SymphonyCast, American Public Media’s two-hour weekly radio program hosted by Alison Young featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Bion is the highlighted soloist in Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and conductor and Artistic Partner of the SPCO Roberto Abbado. Listen online to hour 1 of the broadcast or live from your local public radio station.