performance notes

Jeremy Denk, concert pianist and metroblogger, played Beethoven’s Hammerklavier and Ives’ Concord Sonata in Zankel Hall on Nov. 11. his encore was the Alcotts movement of Ives’
Denk’s breaks in both pieces reminded me of a figther gathering himself for different opponents. Like a great fighter, he was rapturous in the technical precision that both pieces required.