I was at the recital this evening where Lim Yan played Rachmaninov's twenty four preludes. I enjoyed myself.
Minor points to note:
- The ushers had their walkie talkies on. The squelch function could be heard loud and clear in the recital studio. Unprofessional.
- There were many kids. Many of the kids were fat. And the fat people stunk. One could smell them in the studio. I sat beside one.
- The kids brought their backpacks and somehow, they had to zip up or zip open. Loud.
I don't play the piano or any instrument, I am not trained but I was familiar with Rachmaninov's preludes as I have heard it numerous times over the years. I can't judge it on its technical merits but I enjoyed tonight's performance. While Lim Yan is not Ashkenazy, but his fingers were deft.
Lim Yan played all twenty-four preludes from memory. IMPRESSIVE!