It’s curious how Argerich and Freire haven’t lost any of their technique but Pollini has seen a significant decline in his once legendary mechanism.
I wonder why that is?
Also this orchestra is the only one I’ve ever seen that made an impression on me, I would see them again in a purely symphonic concert.
Btw, I reckon that the concertmaster (young, tall, spanish fellow) was banging Yuja on that tour.
I agree, she is still playing (even more) amazing. I’ve heard her three times in the last 10 years and every time it was some of the most memorable experience that I will remeber to the rest of my life. First time it was with Maisky in Zagreb, around 2009; then Beethoven 2nd with Barenboim in Berlin 2015 and this July in Ljubljana doing Shostakovich 1st and Carnival of the animals.
Speaking about Pollini, some people told me that even in the middle 90s his playing started to vary.