Bravo! Vail, Episode 2: Prokofiev in chiesa, Tchaikovsky and Price al fresco
[Being the second in a series of dispatches from the 2023 Bravo! Vail Music Festival, attended by yours truly as part of a delegation from the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA)]
“It’s all there in the score” was a phrase I heard twice at Bravo! Vail. And both times it was spot on.
The first time was from Bravo! Vail Artistic Director (and much-admired concert pianist) Anne-Marie McDermott in response to a question from the audience towards the end of her “deconstruction” of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 6 on Wednesday, July 12th. The question was, more or less, “how much of your performance is what’s in the music and how much is your own interpretation?”
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