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Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Pizarro - The Scotsman

02 August 2004
The Scotsman
Kenneth Walton

Most of what Artur Pizarro plays on this Beethoven release has a popular ring, among them the Pathétique, Moonlight and Appassionata piano sonatas. But in every one of these he has something new to offer. The earthy tempo and dynamic contrasts of the Pathétique, the effective lack of sentimentality of Moonlight, the well-tempered shock tactics of teh Tempest and the powerhouse playing of Appassionata are typical of Pizarro's mesmerising mix of showmanship and intellect. Compulsive listening.
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