It takes near-superhuman powers for a musician to achieve the status of living legend. Murray Perahia has done so with performances that draw listeners deep into the drama, the emotional ebb and flow, and the spiritual heart of his instrument's core repertoire. The 70-year-old American artist's latest album for Deutsche Grammophon, couples two monuments to Ludwig van Beethoven's ground-breaking genius, the mighty "Hammerklavier" and sublime "Moonlight" sonatas, radical works that span a vast emotional universe. Perahia's visionary recordings, comparable to the finest in the catalog, represent remarkable new benchmarks of Beethoven interpretation.
Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Murray Perahia, piano