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Jokubaviciute plays with great clarity and accuracy in a classical manner, using sound and rhythm subtly yet achieving great expressiveness. Kim's warm lyricism and overt expressiveness complemented Jokubaviciute beautifully. The two have been performing together frequently for several years and, with this concert, have now performed all of Beethoven's 10 sonatas together.
Warm lyricism marked the Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Opus 30, No. 3. Kim and Jokubaviciute performed the outer fast movements with requisite dignity and passion, as well as the depth, but it was again the slow movement, Tempo die Menuetto ma molto moderato e grazioso, that proved sensually beautiful.
Effervescence was the mood of the much earlier Sonata No. 3 in Eflat Major, Opus 12, No. 3. Here, Kim and Jokubaviciute simply shared the joy of this more straightforward music. Again, the slow movement, Adagio con molto espressione, was exquisite.
Interestingly, the opening work was less successful than the rest. Apparently Kim and Jokubaviciute weren't quite warmed up when they played the passionate Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Opus 30, No. 2. While the performance lacked the freedom and depth of others, few would have called it anything less than excellent had they not heard the subsequent performances.