|The fourth of
five double-CD sets in which master pianist Russell
Sherman records all of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas.
His vision of the Sonatas is boldly expressive Ś
the first three volumes (GM 2050
, GM 2053, and GM 2057) have received widespread
critical acclaim, including Stereo Review's
"Pick of the Month," five-star reviews, and
numerous mentions on annual Top Ten lists.
Sherman began his studies at the age of six, and by the
age of eleven, was studying with the renowned Eduard
Steuermann, friend of Ferruccio Busoni and Arnold
Schoenberg. A child prodigy from New York, Sherman
graduated from Columbia University in Humanities at the
age of fifteen and soon thereafter played solo piano with
Leonard Bernsteinĺs orchestra. Featured on National
Public Radio, he has earned a reputation over the years as
an interpreter of remarkable insight and imagination both
in standard piano repertory and in his vigorous advocacy
of contemporary music.
(Also available, Volume 5.)