Copyright © Rinko Kobayashi. All rights reserved. Hosted & Powered by HIPERSYSTEM LTD Home page Biography Discography Contact FAURE / BEETHOVEN RACHMANINOW 1. Faure : Ballade in F sharp     major, Op. 19 2. Beethoven : Sonate A flat     major  op. 110 3. Rachmaninow : Sonate in B flat     major, Op. 36 Professor Hideo Saito, the  professor of Seiji Ozawa who  established the famous Saito  Memorial Orchestra and named it  after his master, commented on  Rinko Kobayashi's performance  when he heard her playing Concerto in A major by Liszt "She will  become one of the few soloists who can lead orchestras with her  charisma". Jan Weber wrote in Ruch  Muzyczny "... She is a genuine pianist with outstanding skill ...  playing Rachmaninov with demonlike fervour, releasing a  veritable storm over the keyboard, all the while in perfect  agreement with the composers intentions..." I had been unable  to work out the complexity of the Sonata even while listening to pianists such as Ogdon, Cliburn or Horovitz. Rinko Kobayashi  showed a superb grasp of the Sonata, revealing an absolute  command of the piano. more ... PADEREWSKI 1. Crcovienne fantastic in ... 2. Nocturne in B flat major 3. Minuet in G major 4. Melody in G flat major more ... more ... Polski 日本語