The Boston Musical Intelligencer
March 16, 2014
Expectations: Longwood Dashes, Deveau Fulfills
…For Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor,” enter pianist David Deveau to set a new, true tenor for the evening. His sureness of touch measured from the introductory keyboard-length arpeggios and high trilling to the out-and-out allure of the ornately textured passagework throughout the interior Adagio un poco mosso. That ninth note of the Rondo theme burst again and again firework-like under his fingers propelling the piano and orchestra dialogue to a fulfilling close.
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