Rachmaninov - Preludes opp. 23 & 32
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Label: Australian Eloquence
Cat No: ELQ4826031
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 9th December 2016
Born Bernette Epstein in Boston in 1920 of Russian heritage, Yara Bernette’s family moved to Brazil when she was six months old. Her first piano teacher was José Kliass, like Claudio Arrau a pupil of Martin Krause, who in turn had been a pupil of Liszt. Both Arrau and Arthur Rubinstein were supportive of her and she made her American debut in 1949 at the New York Town Hall. In 1955 she made her European debut in Paris with Heitor Villa-Lobos on the podium. She was also a sought-after teacher and in 1972 joined the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg where she remained for some twenty years. Her North American debut in New York’s Town Hall was unanimously acclaimed: ‘Yara Bernette has the most beautiful piano tone this listener has heard all winter. She is a clear-headed musician, moreover with an intelligent approach to her art. There is temperament in her too, and warmth. Everything is beautiful in detail and sensible in conception’ (Virgil Thompson, New York Herald Tribune).
Recording location: Plenarsaal der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich, Germany, 14-18 April 1969
‘She plays the pieces exquisitely. A very fine mistress of the keyboard, Miss Bernette sails into all the difficulties with perfect aplomb and without every confusing pianism with egotism. Her basic sound has sheen and solidity, attractive coloristic variety, and a superb, singing clarity.’ - Harris Goldsmith, High Fidelity Magazine, July 1971
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