Twinklling Young Pianist

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'A genius at twinkling,' burbled a rhapsodic Times critic of Natalia Strelchenko, perhaps confusing the Russian-born Norwegian-based pianist with the belly-dancer of the same name to be found on Google, especially as the pianist runs on and off and lavishes oeillades on the audience, according to the plainly besotted Murdoch minion. Her keyboard talent is something too, as witness her programme from Norway (Agathe Backer Grøndahl), Poland (three Etudes from Chopin's Op 25, Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante), Spain (two pieces from Granados' 'Goyescas', 'Triana' from Albéniz' 'Iberia') and Russia (three 'Etudes-tableaux' from Rachmaninov's Op 39, his Piano Sonata 2).



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