Marathon Enhances Stature of Woodward

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An emotional standing ovation, a platform strewn with flowers and streamers, and Roger Woodward’s 25-month, 17-concert journey through the entire works of Chopin was over….. 
Woodward is an outstanding Chopin interpreter by any test.  Nothing that the composer wrote seems to trouble his confident virtuosity;  he has a scholar’s determination to produce an authentic reading, as far as that is possible, of the composer’s intentions;  and he shows above all natural sympathy with all the Chopin moods from the playful to the thundersome…..

“a pianistic genius”  Tom Sutcliffe, The Guardian (Xenakis’ Eonta)