WIGMORE HALL Consistently
compelling, and both musically and technically distinguished, this was
some of the most distinguished Beethoven playing I have heard for a
long time. Rubackyté was equally probing in Schumann's Carnaval,
expressing the gamut of scenarios from a nervous and urgently hushed
ASCH-SCHA, subtitled Dancing Letters, to a foreboding but strongly
swinging March of the Davidsbündler. Of the encores, Liszt's Sixth
Hungarian Rhapsody was unstinting in its technical power and striking
for its sense of dramatic thread.
Pianist of the distinction of
Brendel, Cherkassky, Bolet, Perlemuter, and John Lill have graced our
platform over the past thirty years, but under Mûza
Rubackyté's spell, as the last ethereal notes of the Liszt
Sonata ebbed into the darkness of the night, a transfixed audience rose
as one.. We marvelled that so fragile and beautiful a frame could
harbour and control such powerful emotions. Never in out experience as
a music society has there been such a profoundly unanimous reaction..
MILL HILL CONCERT SERIES "Her
playing dazzled with technical brilliance --she displayed deep
knowledge of the music, and her genuine feeling came over to the
audience in a way which is all too rarely seen. She is one of the
greats, and we would welcome her return".