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Rudolf Buchbinder began the season of Sunday afternoon piano recitals at Orchestra Hall with an old-fashioned program played with contemporary restraint. Seven works by J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven had clarity, precision, fluency and a virtually complete absence of interpretative excess. Had we encountered the performances on records, they would have been in the category of trustworthy introductions to masterpieces, which is to say, respectful, intelligent accounts giving more light than heat.

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