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Great artists, great artistry,
This review is from: Beethoven: Complete Music for Piano and Cello (Audio CD)
Very seldom can you find the high artistry offered by this highly inspired performance of cellist and pianist who understand so well each other and the music they are playing. Compared with this recording, all other performances of Beethoven's piano and cello sonatas are eclipsed. And the reason is obvious: these artists are playing from the heart and not from the score in front of them. Mr Perenyi and Mr Schiff play these sonatas as 'possessed' by a musical demon and an angel: tender when needed (seldom in Beethoven's music!) and tremendously ardent in the passages where Beethoven is himself.
The artistry of these virtuoso musicians is of the highest level in these recordings. The sound quality is excellent. It looks as if a higher power than human made such a recording possible - everything in it is elevated. Enjoy the music!