Friday, 15 February 2008
HOT:Daniel Barenboim Beethoven Piano Sonata Series (Concert 7), Royal Festival Hall
Sometimes it pays to spend the money for a better seat. This was the only concert where I was unable to get my super-cheap concession tickets for my standard seat (Row C, piano side) so I was up in the choir stalls, sitting above and behind Barenboim. Well, it did all sorts of strange things to my hearing - the right and left hands didn't sound like they were in unison, and the balance was sometimes all wrong. Nevertheless, I loved the small little sonata played right after interval - perfectly formed and balanced.