Performers of Westchester at Steinway Hall, Oct 2014

An exquisite night at Steinway Hall at 57th St, a landmark in the city for 89 years, it soon will be vacated of Steinway & Sons, please, come visit often now at the last weeks concert series.

For first time in Manhattan, “Performers of Westchester” brings a magnificent repertoire, in memory of John Weisburger, and what a better place to it at Steinway Hall.

Pianist Jung Lin, opened the recital with Bach-Rachmaninoff’s Prelude from Suite (from E major partita) filling the atmosphere with the essence of a baroque renovated for this century; the melodic line, of this original composed piece by J.S. Bach for Violin solo, was gently accentuated to get involved by the romantic harmonies of Rachmaninoff, as Jung Lin brought it to us.

Violinist Andy Simionescu and cellist Michael Mermagen played the Lent from Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor by Maurice Ravel, getting new colors in a clean performance.

The first part finished with they 3 playing Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No.2 Op 66 in C minor, a mix of joy embedded on dark progressions of its tonality.

Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, was performed after intermission, a descriptive piece reflecting the struggles suffered on concentration camps at war, performed in a brilliant way for these gifted musicians.

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