Critic’s Choice

Wed Mar 15, 2017 at 11:49 am


Those fortunate enough to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s new Triple Concerto in Carnegie Hall two weeks ago are now acquainted with the exceptional talent of the young Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh. On that occasion, performing with a violinist, a bayan (Russian accordion) player, and a very large orchestra, Krijgh held forth with bold phrasing and a creamy tone that seemed to project effortlessly into the large hall.

She won’t need that much tone power to reach the seats in Lincoln Center’s intimate Walter Reade Theater, where she makes her New York recital debut Sunday morning.  But she and pianist Magda Amara will have their hands full with Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic and passionate Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 (a product of the same creative burst that produced his Second Piano Concerto). Schumann’s Three Romances, Op. 94, will open the program in a mellower mood, providing a chance to savor this promising cellist’s artistry at close range.

Cellist Harriet Krijgh and pianist Magda Amara perform works of Schumann and Rachmaninoff 11 a.m. Sunday at the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center.;; 212-721-6500.

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