The meticulous workmanship and musical intelligence informing his Beethoven cycle are always and everywhere apparent. Many pianists would be happy to claim the pianist’s authority and mastery. (9 CDs)
His playing, as expected from a French pianist who has been living with the composer's music for a long time, is fluid, atmospheric, and knowing, his touch innately responsive to gradations of tone and keyboard colorations. (5 CDs)
Beautifully rendered performances. The soloist and composer's fellow countryman not only dazzles in the three concertante works but adds two solo-piano pieces for good measure. Here, on home ground, he doesn’t put a foot wrong.
A Gramophone Editor's Choice!Extremely fineplaying: tasteful in its sustained lyricism in the adagios, and brilliant in the outer movements. The ensemble play very well and are of one mind with their soloist.