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Alice Sara Ott Exhibits

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations on a Theme by Duport
Franz Schubert: Sonata #17 in D Major, Op. 53 (D. 850)
Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Alice Sara Ott, piano
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, 31 July 2012

Alice Sara Ott isn’t afraid of challenges. This summer the German-Japanese pianist came up with a hefty recital program that at first glance looked quite unusual for her (having ventured so far mainly in Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt territory), pairing two monumental but very different works – the Schubert D major sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Yet for a pianist who used to perform the full set of Liszt’s Etudes d’exécution transcendante in concert no mountain is too high to climb. After performances at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and at Verbier, she repeated the Schubert-Mussorgsky tour de force at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on July 31.
Read the full review on Classical Net