on 20 September 2012
Just what would Handel have thought of this? Two great Russian pianists playing his work? I imagine he would have marvelled at their pianism. This is just the way he would have played it had the piano been around in his day. Richter and Gavrilov make a stunning combination. Apparently when they listened to the playback even they could not always tell who was playing! As for the coughing another reviewe complained about, I hardly detected it. Just enough to tell it's recorded live. More important is that the playing is so live.