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Vivid recording and piano playing of distinction, on Murray Perahia's new Beethoven sonatas / Otago Daily Times

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What Murray Perahia sees as "two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas" are new studio recordings by this American performer. It is the first time he has recorded these two famous sonatas. The pianist always displays a wonderful touch producing a beautiful sound, with a technique that never strays from a perfect classical structure. Beethoven sonatas are a field where competition is fierce but this is, as Gramophone magazine declared, "a disc, naturally and vividly recorded, of rare distinction and pedigree."

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