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Brilliant performance by Marietta Petkova reviewed in Leidsch Dagblad
'Enchanting Story Teller at the Piano'
Amsterdam, Thu, 7. Feb 2013In a review in Leidsch Dagblad of December 31, 2012 Marietta's playing is highly praised for her original approach to music and enchanting way of piano playing.

“Marietta Petkova is a musical fairy tale teller who bends the stories to her own will,” writes Lidy van der Spek in Leidsch Dagblad of December 31, 2012. “She uses her very personal approach to let the listener get lost as it were in a very well-known musical landscape and open new horizons for him, which sometimes leads to an alienating effect. In Beethoven's Appassionata the changes of tempo and continuous musical fluctuations caused a certain restlessness, especially in the second movement; but at the end of the third movement her playing was flamboyant and compelling.
The Deux hommages to Sherlock Holmes and Philo Remington by Dutch composer Leo Smit, by their catching rhythmic energy, French-inspired agility and swift staccato notes make these pieces into witty programme music that got an elegant and flawless performance.
Matchlessly imaginative and volatile was Petkova's rendering of five out of the eight Études tableaux by Rachmaninov, wherein each piece got its own particular atmosphere. Likewise was her performance of Prokofiev's Visions fugitives in which pastoral quietude, unbearable lightness, pungent rhythms and intoxicating contrasts alternated.
Finally in her performance of two pieces of a Bach Partita Marietta Petkova showed herself a true master.”

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