Post by Andy Evans
Not so sure Andsnes is the top of the tree here.
I don't listen to the work, but I thought the
Richter excerpts were interesting. Not a very
wide choice of pianists in a work which most
of them play. She's a good reviewer otherwise,
and I've heard her be more interesting.
She has omitted so many top performances
that her reviews are highly suspicious!
Rosa Tamarkina, Stanislav Neuhaus, HJ Lim!
She sounds overly obsessed with Rachmaninov's
intent and fidelity to the score, promoting a
literalist, historical view of the music.