When Alina Ibragimova performed Shostakovich Concerto #1 at our local concert hall (Perth, Scotland) she left the audience stunned (and a pile of bow hair on the stage). Rapturous applause demanded an encore, and I expected some spectacular virtuoso piece. Instead she played the Andante from Bach's Sonata in A Minor, slowly, with all the repeats. Absolutely entrancing, and for me just one of those magical moments. What were yours?
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