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Pianistic perfection, but...,
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This review is from: Beethoven - The Complete Sonatas - Richard Goode (Audio CD)Richard Goode is best described as 'the pianist's ideal pianist'. Fewpeople on record play with such perfection and complete self-assurance.This set is a magnificent achievement and I would say is one of theessential sets to own. The quality of his playing is also totallyconsistent throughout.
However, do not come to this set for emotional profundity. This is not acrticism per se, but his playing suits the completely self-confidentpianist; it does not move emotionally, and it is not "profound". For that,the best set available is probably by Alfred Brendel; I personally favourhis first set on Philips.