Some artists select safe programs for debut recitals but the 21-year-old Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi opted for more daring choices in his South Florida bow Sunday night at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, presented by the Miami International Piano Festival. Masterworks by Haydn and Beethoven were coupled with Schumann’s rarely played Sonata in F-sharp minor. The Schumann is a technical minefield and a difficult work to bring off, challenging both the pianist’s command of the instrument and interpretive powers.
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