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“Profound humanity and compassion”

Photo © Mat Hennek

As Hélène Grimaud and the London Philharmonic part company after an exhilarating tour, the New York Times summarises her performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 on Monday at the Avery Fisher Hall:

“… the exquisite French pianist Hélène Grimaud imbued Beethoven’s concerto with profound humanity and compassion … Ms. Grimaud’s deeply affecting rendition of the piano concerto traveled an enormous arc from the first hesitant chords to the painful vulnerability of the slow movement to the boisterous triumph of the finale.”

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