Savannah Music Festival LIVE 306 – Yefim Bronfman

Original air date: week of May 22, 2010

As one of the most revered pianists in our time, Yefim Bronfman bucks the stereotype of the Russian soloist as merely a technical wizard of large sound and emphatic personality. Though he has technique to burn, he also has a chameleon-like ability to subsume himself in the music. Mr. Bronfman’s approach is about doing what the composer wants, and he seems to extract every bit of music from the work without ever overstating it. In this episode, we listen to the first half of a program produced at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival featuring works by Schumann, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Paganini.