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A debut of conviction

Dec 05, 2018 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Some pianists put an astonishing technique at the center of their expressive tool box. Einav Yarden is not one of them.

At her Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (and Philadelphia) debut Friday night, the Berlin pianist chose repertoire that certainly could have indulged a technical showoff: works of Schumann, Beethoven, Bartok, and even Haydn. Think back, for instance, to the incredible facility of Mitsuko Uchida in Schumann's Fantasie in C Major, Opus 17, or Andras Schiff in the Haydn Fa...