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Murray Perahia, Barbican Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Murray Perahia, Barbican Hall

Murray Perahia, Barbican Hall

Simply, a master pianist in a master recital

Murray Perahia: He takes that most complex instrument, the piano, with all its mechanics and hard edges, and makes of it air

Last night Murray Perahia played Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin, and we heard, quite simply, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Chopin. Nothing more need be said, if one follows the Cordelia principle to love, and be silent.

To achieve such simplicity is a matter of the most complex artistry

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