The January 2022 issue of The Strad features a review of Jonah Kim and Robert Koenig’s “triumphant performance” on Approaching Autumn!
“A clear, blooming sound graces the opening of the Kodály Solo Sonata, with a defined rhythmic definition charging the invention. There’s no doubt that this monumental work is the standout performance here, as Jonah Kim has perfectly understood how to deliver it so eloquently by etching the different dramas encapsulated in each of its three movements. … Quite apart from the flawless delivery of its Herculean technical demands, Kim particularly triumphs in the Finale. The overall structure of this movement is somewhat tableau-like, but Kim’s intelligent control of rubato blends the contrasting sections, thus generating an impressive cohesion. … the sense of exhilaration in this [Grieg Sonata] performance has us on the edge of our seats. But the simple folk-like charm achieved by Kim and Robert Koenig in the slow second movement is equally winning. … Kim and Koenig deliver a sensitive and persuasive lyrical interpretation of Mark Abel’s Approaching Autumn.—Joanne Talbot, The Strad
See the full review on TheStrad.com or in the January 2022 issue of The Strad.