November 24, 2018

Texas Classical Review

Wayne Lee Gay

…Grams ceded the spotlight to pianist Von Oeyen, who brought a sure technique and easy grasp of the romantic sensibilities of this showpiece; together, they leaned toward energetic accents assertive phrasing, emphasizing the folk-inspired elements of the work. For his part, pianist Von Oeyen created a nicely thunderous aura in the first movement cadenza (using Percy Grainger’s slightly dressed-up version of that segment); the high point of the entire concert arrived in the lyrical Adagio, with fine collaboration between Von Oeyen and assistant principal horn Alexander Kienle in that gorgeously nostalgic duet passage.

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