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It takes great control and depth of feeling to pull off late Beethoven and she does it.
Still, the performances are simply wonderful, and I recommend this disc highly to all fans of this music, of which I suspect there are many among our readership.
Of course, the sound quality is superb, up to the usual high standards of excellence that long-time fans of Deutsche Grammophon have come to expect.
I was looking for a really good 5th with excitement & feeling, & found just that on this disk. The sonata (a favorite of mine) is played every bit as well & the recordings are... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rick M.
Excellent performances of both works. The piano sonata in A is particularly compelling.Published 4 months ago by Kennan
Nice Beethoven interpretation of the 5th Piano Concerto, particularly the 2nd and 3rd movements. And the sonatas are lovely. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Noel Savage
I saw Ms. Grimaud perform this piece in Ocotober/November, 2013 with The Cleveland Orchestra. She got a standing ovation and 3 curtain calls. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Non Fiction Fan
Startling performance. Played with such sensitivity and feeling. Her view of Beethoven as expressed in the notes is inspirational and perceptivePublished 13 months ago by Paul Arculus
She brings out Beethoven's heart like none other. I very much like her interpretation of the man, Beethoven, with his struggles and his departure from the normal concertos of his... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brian Penrose
As I am sure you can tell, I am stuck on Heléne Grimaud. Her commentaries and her performances. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ralph Cook
This was an inspired artistic interpretation - I was particularly blown away by the 2nd movement - Grimaud is always true to the piece yet uniquePublished 18 months ago by B. Boomer