The performances of both the E flat Sonata, Op. 7, and the Sonata quasi una fantasi, Op. 27/1, in which Jandó is totally responsive to Beethoven’s wide expressive range, show the excellence of this series, and the three shorter works are also freshly presented.
Though Jandó’s readings may not have the individuality of a Brendel or a Barenboim, they have a concertration and freshness which, never distracting you from Beethoven, is equally satisfying. They also have fuller, more faithful sound.