Woodward Conveys Radical Traits of The Piano Master

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. Schubert, Mozart and Debussy.  Nothing could be more conventional in prospect as the material of a piano recital.  It was wholly characteristic of Woodward that the choice, order and strategy of contrasts in his perforamnce managed to suggest - healthily, I suggest - that each composer can still be heard as a radical and that a pianist of a very special kind can persuade us that we are hearing them as if for the first time.



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