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In the small differences between Mussorgsky’s original piano score and Rimsky-Korsakov’s revision, Jimin Oh-Havenith sticks quite faithfully to the manuscript. […] The South Korean-born pianist, now resident in Germany, has made a careful study of the score. In fact care and caution are the watchwords here. Oh-Havenith makes a deeper impression with the four Scriabin...
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South Korean pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth CD for audite is devoted to Russian music. She presents Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in a very dramatic and visualizing interpretation. This results in atmospheric images like the melancholic drawn Old Castle, the awkward staggering of the chicks or the heartrending pleading of poor Schmuyle. The four...
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“That exactitude is clear in Oh-Havenith´s incisive technique as well as her lovely sound.” Korean-German pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith travels through 200 years of musical history in a new recording that reflects her wish to reconnect with the musicallity of a child. Colin Clarke reports (=> read more).
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“That pianists regularly play the classics of the repertoire and skillfully incorporate them into their concert and album programs is a given fact. But to make the most popular pieces for solo piano under the title “K(now)n Piano” the focus of a double album right away, as Jimin Oh-Havenith does, requires both courage and a...
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K[NOW]N_PIANO_Jimin Oh-Havenith
21 popular piano pieces are performed by Jimin Oh-Havenith on her latest album on Audite, including Mozart’s Turkish March, Beethoven’s Für Elise, Schubert’s Impromptu op. 90/4, Chopin’s Nocturne op. 27/1, Gottschalk’s Le Bananier op. 5, Liebestraum No. 3 and La campanella by Liszt, Debussy’s Claire de lune and Pärt’s Für Alina. A feel-good program played...
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Jimin Oh-Havenith  - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas
In this pure Beethoven programme with three heavyweight sonatas, Korean pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith shows herself to be a subtle performer with great lyrical sensitivity, who also succeeds in highlighting new aspects. Although she does not avoid contrasts, her playing is never austere, harsh or even loud. In addition, she has an absolutely brilliant technique, an...
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Jimin Oh-Havenith  - Beethoven - Piano Sonatas
Jimin Oh-Havenith plays out every detail and radiates a calmness that is convincing. She plays the E major Sonata Op. 109 sovereign and finely balanced in sound. A beautifully crafted recording, far removed from the mainstream music business.
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Schubert-Liszt - Piano Sonatas
The Korean German pianist Jimin Oh-Havenith surprises us with a Schubert and Liszt CD. At first sight perhaps not an obvious combination. After all, Liszt declared Bach and Beethoven to be his greatest sources of inspiration, yet it is no secret that the two great masters of the 19th century keyboard had much more in...
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