Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 7 - Korstick
Oehms Classics OC 620
Classical - Instrumental
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in G major Op. 31 No. 1, Piano Sonata in D minor Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest", Piano Sonata in E flat major Op. 31 No. 3 "The Hunt"
Michael Korstick (piano)
These days, Michael Korstick’s celebrated Beethoven cycle needs practically no introduction. This recording of Beethoven’s complete piano works is exemplary for its interpretational approach of tackling the musical text uncompromisingly, a faithfulness to the score which helps express Beethoven’s instructions in all situations. Many reviews of the CDs which have already been released for this series and numerous awards from the specialist media confirm that this artistic approach leads to rousing, extremely dynamic interpretations. “I am only barely content with my previous work, from now on I wish to strike a new path,” was Beethoven’s comment shortly before the publication of the sonatas op. 31. Here we see a master who has found his own path and is ready to appropriate and perpetuate traditional forms in his own way.