A transcendent talent
Mark Swed says Yuja Wang is “on the path to becoming one of the world’s most important pianists” [“A Thrilling Adventure,” June 5]. I’d go further. I’ve been through Horowitz, Rubinstein, Van Cliburn, Schnabel. I think Yuja Wang is spectacular beyond all of them.
Seeing her perform the Bartok concertos this week and, last year, the Ravel G Major and the Gershwin Rhapsody, convinced me that she is beyond comparison. Every piece she plays is like hearing it for the first time. And, of course, everything she wears is like seeing it for the first time.
Bob Klein Foundation for New American Musicals, Culver City
YUJA WANG and L.A. Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel bask in post-Bartók adulation.