Before the intermission, the audience was treated to a performance of a piece that is played rather rarely – Fantasy for Piano, Choir and Orchestra in C minor op. 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
In Sternlicht and Borsuk’s interpretation, the piano part sounded decidedly soloistic.
The Polish pianist Elżbieta Sternlicht, who lives in Berlin, was at her best and played the piano part masterfully and with a typically sonorous Beethoven sound.
Ruch Muzyczny, Warsaw, November 2004
Kurier Polonica, Berlin, December 2004