"The Golden Age on the Periphery" Tononi Ensemble and Susan Merdinger, Pianist perform John FIeld's Piano Quintet, Mikhail Glinka's Grand Sextet, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet No. 2.
Highland Park Strings Larry Block, Founder Francesco Milioto, Music Director Susan Merdinger, Guest Artist
Summit Music Festival Manhattanville College Schumann Piano Quartet
Sounds Like: Martha Argerich, Murray Perahia, Ruth Laredo, András Schiff, Leonard Bernstein
Label: Sheridan Music Studio
Manager: Sheridan Artists Management
Bio: Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger has been internationally acclaimed in prestigious newspapers and journals for her stunning performances. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described her recital as a “daring, enormously joyous presentation which captured and transfixed the audience”. Fanfare Maga...See Full Bio
“There is much to enjoy here from husband-and-wife team Susan Merdinger and Steven Greene...There is plenty of wit to the performance of Le carnaval des animaux, however, and the pianists’ laudably sparing approach to the sustaining pedal enables plenty of detail to come through. They do indulge themselves in the famous “Le cygne,” offering a shining moment of Romantic reflection. The Fauré Dolly Suite is the epitome of Gallic charm, and the warmth of the rapport of the pianists is even more apparent here. The music flows naturally, and the charm and sophistication of the players is sure testament to their clear musicality, while the challenges of the faster passages offer ample opportunity to admire fleetness of finger. The movement entitled “Kitty-Valse” is the clear highlight, each phrase teased and caressed gorgeously. Similarly there is plenty of lightness in the Ravel and a detectable feel for the special qualities of the music.”