Woodward Renders Extraordinary Brahms

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Woodward is one of those rare soloists who plays the score instead of just the piano, and does so in a way that goes a country mile beyond just making suitable connections with the orchestral tuttis.  His dynamic range is remarkable.  He can play with feathers on his fingertips, or poleaxe the keyboard, as he did in the astonishing fortissimo double-octave passage in the first movement…...

“one of the great Chopinists of our times”  Artur Rubinstein