Murray Perahia has waited most of his career to play Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, his most demanding physically. Photo : Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon
Murray Perahia has waited most of his career to play Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, his most demanding physically. Photo : Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon

Review: Murray Perahia’s richly layered Hammerklavier worth the wait

Pianist used the demands of Beethoven’s most monumental keyboard work to illustrate its emotional depths in a programme of complementary works that allowed him to show the effortless grace of his artistry

Murray Perahia has waited most of his career to play Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, his most demanding physically. Photo : Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon
Murray Perahia has waited most of his career to play Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata, his most demanding physically. Photo : Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon
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