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An exquisite rendition of Beethoven's late keyboard sonatas,
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This review is from: Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (Audio CD)
The subject heading of the essay in the liner note by Martin Geck of Beethoven's five late keyboard sonatas accompanying the two-disc compilation is: 'Dizzying Heights'. the heading relates to the sublime sonatas but it could equally well apply to the debut rendition of the sonatas by the talented young pianist, Igor Levit. The combination of the sublime sonatas and their graceful rendition had on me the impact of a midsummer's night dream.
In response to a hypothetical question to describe in three words the defining characteristics of the young artist, my unhesitating response would be: 'light in touch'.
Buy the two-disc compilation, experience its spell and treasure it in your collection.