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Exceptionally beautiful playing on You Tube (Piano)

I stumbled upon Yeol Eum Son performing Gershwin’s “Embraceable You,” and I had to keep replaying it. Her phrasing, fluidity, nuances, palette of colors, and wide dynamic range all added up to a divinely inspired reading. On a physical level, she had flowing arms, supple wrists and breathed through phrases with rolling crests and varying densities. The playing was warm and passionate.

But words cannot truly express what transpired in Seoul Korea in this riveting encore performance.