Remy Frank, pizzicato, 8.07.2022
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 pieces by Scriabin show the way from the still romantic Prélude op. 2/2 to op. 48/2, which is finely differentiated and also excitingly played […]. The four Préludes by Sergei Rachmaninov are played by Oh-Havenith with a good feeling for sound, very differentiating, with precise and fine phrasing, transparent and with a wide palette of colors.