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Jeremy Denk offers a pathway to the sublime in Hong Kong recital / South China Morning Post

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The piquant Jeremy Denk set himself a challenge in his recital at the University of Hong Kong by presenting an ambitious programme of solo piano works that explored the notion of profundity and whether it exists in music. His choice of pieces for his Hong Kong debut was notable for the fact they were written late in each composer's life and at a time of personal foreboding. However, while all of them show degrees of structural audacity and adventurous tonal exploration, in or of themselves none can conclusively be deemed profound.

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