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One of the greatest interpreters of Mozart and Bach, takes on other great love - Beethoven / The Daily Telegraph

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Over a 45-year recording career which takes in almost 100 albums and three major labels, American pianist Murray Perahia has carved out a unique niche in the world of classical music. Mentored by such luminaries as Rudolph Serkin and Vladimir Horowitz - a friend who he would visit and play to in the great maestro's final years - Perahia's rise through the ranks has been meteoric until he is now considered among the greatest interpreters of both Mozart and J.S. Bach, whose French suites he chose as his debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, with whom he signed from Sony in 2016.

But it's his other great love, Beethoven, who is the subject of his sophomore album with the Yellow Label, and he chooses two disparate groundbreakers in the titanic Hammerklavier Sonata No 29 and the much-loved Moonlight - the 14th of the canon of 32 works.

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