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Offline pianomaestro88

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Kovacevich
on: December 31, 2003, 11:49:14 PM
Stephen Kovacevich just released the Complete Cycle of Beethoven Sonatas. Has anyone heard them, if so, are they worth buying? I would be interested to hear his...'interpretations'. By the way, interesting interview with Kovacevich in Pianist Maga

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Re: Kovacevich
Reply #1 on: January 01, 2004, 05:37:49 PM
I have not heard them either, and was wondering the same (already have too many versions of the sonatas, should I get this one as well). Someone on another thread ("Overrated pianists") considered it dreadful though. :(
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Re: Kovacevich
Reply #2 on: January 04, 2004, 05:49:30 AM
i liked his brahms rhapsodies
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould
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