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Review by Terry Keeler
Sunday 25 October 2015
Jinah Shim - Piano

This being the 22nd season of Cromer Music Evenings presentations in engaging artists of a very high calibre, with today being no exception in the exhilarating performance of an artist of considerable virtuosic talent.

Beethovenís Sonata No 15 in D major Op 28 - Pastoral
in four movements, written in 1801. Here the first two movements, although marked allegro and andante, hardly differed in the tempo, hence pastoral style, the scherzo and rondo in contrast were performed in a scintillating and masterful interpretation.

Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
portrayed intermittent scenes of tranquility and tempestuous storms.

Schumannís Kriesleriana, Op 16
in eight fragments of diverse textures, requiring an innate musicality and technical pianistic skills, which this young artist had in abundance.

Debussyís Líisle Joyeuse
written in 1904, portraying in music a fictitious island being visited by happy young people - a wonderful picture in oneís imagination, with Debussyís use of the whole tone scales, creating delicious harmonic effects - an overall superb concert by Jinah Shim whose next engagement is at the Wigmore Hall, London.

Terry Keeler
Tel 01263 513273