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Unformatted text preview: cert. Dannels’s recital was brilliant. I would assume that most spectators with no social rela-tions to Dannels would infer that he was a professional. He exhibited his talent and versatility with rapid keyboard figurations, unconventional hand positions, and wide leaps for the fingers in pieces frequently fluctuating in emotion and tempo. Dannels received a standing ovation from the majority of the audience at the conclusion of his last piece. The most enjoyable aspect of his concert was certainly his range on the piano. On the contrary, the least enjoyable aspect in my opinion was his song choice. Although they were a great selection to display his capability on the Christopher 2 piano, I would have preferred pieces more cheery and upbeat rather than solemn and intense. However, after hearing Philip Dannels conquer these challenging numbers and observing his elite skill on the piano, I have no doubt he will be performing at the next level....
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- Spring '12
- Frédéric Chopin, Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma Nazarene, Loma Nazarene University, 30p.m. Dannels