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POUISHNOFF, Tranchell, The Cambridge Review, 5th March 1955

Pouishnoff’s recital on February 27 was a masterpiece of interpretation and pianism. The programme included Bach’s Italian Concerto, Beethoven's “Appassionata,” a group of Chopin, Grieg's Ballade in G minor, and Liszt’s Polonaise in E. Apart from a certain mechanical impression in the first movement of the Bach, and a lack of desperation or viciousness in the Beethoven, Pouishnoff was on the top of his form, with the most touching expression and incredible finger-work. His leggiero prestissimo is absolutely ravishing. Many young pianists could learn a lesson from this.

Peter Tranchell