Three more live recordings by Ran Dank which document previously unavailable to me performances of this remarkable pianist at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition. (Dank was 25 at the time and was awarded 4th prize.) With one exception his playing in these selections shows the already familiar blend of musical intelligence, impeccable technique, and a glowing golden tone. The exception is Dank's playing of the last four notes in the 3rd bar of the Adagio from Mozart's sonata K.570 (and in the repeats of the opening theme).
Although in the score (2006 Mozarteum Salzburg edition) these four notes are marked staccato:
Having vented my isolated disappointment, I still think these recordings - which, in addition to Mozart's sonata, include Debussy's Etudes Book 1 and Boulez' Notations (the latter can be compared with Dank's 2009 performance at the Van Cliburn Competition available in the same folder) - are very much worth hearing for the beauty of Dank's musicianship and instrumental craft.