on 12 October 2009
I heard Schiff play the Hanmmerklavier in Copenhagen two years ago. It was an experience of pure joy. - That is the reason why I bought this record. In the interview appended to the CD he explains how he would like to have the Hammerklavier to be performed. And- mirabile creditu - he is able to realize his ideas by playing the difficult first movement with both ease and the necessary pondus. The CD is quite as good as the live Copenhagener performance.