Aizhana Nurkenova has already been garlanded with prizes, and my expectations of her Bach recital at Steinway Hall were not disappointed. After giving the Bach-Feinberg Largo in A minor an organ-like breadth and stateliness, Aizhana showed her mettle with the fourth and fifth English Suites. Her touch had a firm clarity, and her palette was wide; the Sarabande of the fourth suite sang to heaven, while that of the fifth was delivered with a surprisingly effective detache quality; the closing fugue was exhilarating.

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