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Beethoven CD / Financial Times (4*)

For all the discipline he brings to the Classical style it is hard to miss Nelson Goerner lurking in the background (Alpha-Classics).
Nelson Goerner comes to his first disc of Beethoven from highly praised recordings of Chopin and Rachmaninov. For all the discipline he brings to the Classical style it is hard to miss the virtuoso pianist lurking in the background.

The "Hammerklavier" Sonata sets out with a brilliant precision of rhythm and balance that marks out a lightning pair of hands. In the expansive slow movement the song is carried on a breeze over perfectly clear waters, the elegance of Goerner's sound-world worthy of his Chopin.
The six Bagatelles, Op.126, incisively characterised, make attractive fillers.