, January 2013
The Gesangvoll movement of the E-Major Sonata…is delivered with a rarified concentration, a purity of soul, and a radiance of tone that held me spellbound in a state of spiritual rapture. These are Beethoven’s final essays in a form he has taken to the summit, from where he gazes down upon his self-transformed and refashioned landscape.
The clarity of Korstick’s voicing in the A♭-Major Sonata’s last movement fugal sections is revelatory, and the disciplined velocity of his fingerwork in the C-Minor Sonata’s first movement Allegro is breathtaking. With technique to burn, Korstick stirs up a storm of passions that range from blistering rage to urgent entreaty.
Korstick’s playing has rendered me speechless. I don’t know what else to say about these magnificent performances and phenomenal recording, other than to exhort you to acquire it without delay. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review