Here are some highlights from a wonderful review of my performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this past weekend under the baton of guest conductor Rossen Milanov:
Buechner displayed that rare combo of power, grace, and, in her brief solo encore, humor.
Buechner’s attack in the concerto’s two outer movements was exactly what one expects and hopes for in a performance. Quick passage work and a muscular approach helped bring the piano forward in the mix while, in the largo section of the three-part sonic sandwich, there was a delicacy to the soloing which revealed just the right amount of contrast. There wasn’t any bombast in the outer portions to mar the beauty of the inner core.
After the audience rewarded the forces for their performance, Buechner responded to the repeated huzzahs by coming out and playing a foxtrot by George Gershwin that acted as a well-chosen aperitif to what had gone before.
Click here for the full version of the review by Garaud MacTaggart.