BBC MUSIC DECEMBER 2018
MUSICAL OPINION APRIL - JUNE 2018 ISSUE 1515
Leslie Howard, Wigmore Hall, London
'No other pianist could have carried this off with such nonchalant efficiency'
RACHMANINOV Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 2
'Leslie Howard captures the virile energy of the two piano sonatas with panache'
BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus. Eroica Variations
Howard’s grounded rhythm and exuberant lilt are exactly what the music needs
Liszt’s Symphonic Poems Arranged for Two Pianos
Not only do Leslie Howard and Mattia Ometto navigate Liszt’s technical challenges with fluency and ease, but they also treat the scores seriously, playing for effect only when necessary, achieving impressive unanimity and long-lined shape in extended passages featuring dotted rhythms that can easily bog down in the hands of less mindful duettists.
Leslie Howard at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, MRC Great Performers Series
'Not that there was ever any doubt, but last night’s piano recital at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall only confirmed Leslie Howard’s stature as the world’s pre-eminent living interpreter of the music of Franz Liszt'
LESLIE HOWARD - UTZON MUSIC SERIES
Showstopper after showstopper from the man who lives and breathes Liszt