7 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Murray Perahia had been preparing a new edition of the Beethoven sonatas for a few years preceding this release. So he couldn’t be better placed to return to the recording studio with a couple of the most famous ones. His “Moonlight” Sonata is glorious: His touch is masterly and his tone is luminous, with supreme evocation of both the gentle melancholy and the finale’s turmoil. His engagement with the altogether more epic and physically demanding “Hammerklavier” is equally impressive. Perahia’s control of his instrument ensures that every note is perfectly placed, whether proclaiming from the mountaintops or just dreaming. A truly magnificent recording.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Murray Perahia had been preparing a new edition of the Beethoven sonatas for a few years preceding this release. So he couldn’t be better placed to return to the recording studio with a couple of the most famous ones. His “Moonlight” Sonata is glorious: His touch is masterly and his tone is luminous, with supreme evocation of both the gentle melancholy and the finale’s turmoil. His engagement with the altogether more epic and physically demanding “Hammerklavier” is equally impressive. Perahia’s control of his instrument ensures that every note is perfectly placed, whether proclaiming from the mountaintops or just dreaming. A truly magnificent recording.

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Ratings and Reviews

drujazz ,

Artistic legacy

He will surely go down as one of the premier piano players of the last 40 years, we celebrate you Mr.Perahia!
Thank you for being an exceptional example to the younger generation of piano players, thank you for having an on adulterated repertoire, thank you so much for all your work and dedication to the great music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert!
This recording is beautifully, executed by this marvelous artist!

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