Steven Osborne has repeatedly proved himself a Beethovenian of profound insight. In these three late sonatas—including the monumental ‘Hammerklavier’—he gives performances of stunning impact and lasting fulfilment.
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GRAMOPHONE CRITIC'S CHOICE 2016
‘Beethoven’s polyphony is finely realised, each chord vying with its successor for beauty of voicing in a flow that is seamless and serene’ (Gramophone) ‘I was halfway through writing up Alice Coote's wonderfully fragile 'L'heure exquise' album when I unwrapped Steven Osborne's Hammerklavier Sonata. Raw, dangerous, profound—this is a true marriage of ... BBC Music Magazine