Clara Rodriguez at Wigmore Hall

“Clara Rodriguez again filled the Wigmore Hall on 27 June and the quality of
the performance made this seem unsurprising.

While producing the most
beautiful and rich piano tones,

her Albéniz pieces were romantically played, stressing the harmonic adventures (Almería), elusive reverie
(Evocación) and making us aware of the echoes of ancient Andalusian cante
hondo (EL Albaicín). The Venezuelan songs and dances were piquant, lively
and engagingly played…a commanding performance of the Chopin Ballade No 4
Op. 52 as well as the Allegro maestoso of the Sonata Op. 58 No 3 with a
fuller response to the very different characters of the Molto vivace and the
Largo. The lyrical beauty of this latter was finely nuanced and in the
closing Presto the rhythm surged most excitingly”
Max Harrison, Musical opinion, London 2008

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