Special Power of Beethoven’s Sonatas

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Australian pianist Roger Woodward is presenting all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas in a series of eight recitals, not a novel undertaking to be sure, but one that makes extraordinary demands on the soloist’s technical, physical and intellectual stamina.  That he can simply attempt the task is marvel enough, but that he can do so with a consistent excellence, as displayed in the opening program, is cause for high praise…..

“the greatest living performer of contemporary music”  The Listener, NZ