Benjamin Grosvenor - Chopin, Liszt, Ravel - Audiophile Audition
13 June 2012Audiophile Audition
Ben Grosvenor's "This & That"
recorded a few years ago now, was something of an ear-opener from a
youthful player. This quite new release from Decca, his first of many I
hope, for this label, shows the pianist's development since then during
his carefully-managed and not over-exposed career has continued apace.
Stunningly well-played and most beautifully recorded, this recital is
one of the most impressive I have heard this year. Alternating a Scherzo with a Nocturne Grosvenor brings variety to the listener, the Chopin-inspired Liszt an interesting interlude, and Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit
an exciting conclusion. There is a good deal of competition in the
catalogue, but this recital is greater than the sum of its parts, an
intensely satisfying hour and a quarter.
Most highly recommended for investigation, especially in its high
resolution format. No booklet was supplied with the download, its
absence needing addressing. That aside, this is a record of the year
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