Beethoven: Diabelli Variations / Grigory Sokolov
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Extreme as it should be! March 10, 2019
By Max Schmeder See All My Reviews
"Here is an interesting work plagued by milquetoast performances. Even great pianists are stultified by it. Why do they bother? By contrast, Sokolov's interpretation is reactive and volatile. He doesn't play patterns, he conveys processes attaining extreme ends. That's precisely what this music is about. I often use his recording to support my analytical theories about this work. Here is an example: https://youtu.be/A-D41LIO_P4 Sokolov's is perhaps not the best recording to start with, but it is essential. -Max Schmeder"