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Duncan Druce
Gramophone, December 2004

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The Buffalo News, October 2004

"Go on, the price is right. Pick up this CD and, when Eastern Standard Time kicks in and we're buried in darkness, you can immerse yourself in the difficult, but strangely appealing, psyche we know as Beethoven. These two sonatas aren't immediate grabbers, but there's so much here: the intimate Adagio to No. 5, the reflective, almost eerie introduction to No. 4. Kliegel and Tichman, who are concluding their excellent Naxos Beethoven collaboration, throw in Beethoven's rather obscure Variations on "See here the conquering hero comes" from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus." Beethoven was the master of the variation, and this robust, endlessly entertaining series proves it."





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