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Discussion: Beethoven: Complete Piano Works Vol. 8 - Brautigam

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Post by Ernani71 January 10, 2011 (1 of 2)
I guess Claudio Arrau spoiled me. (Sorry, Mr. Brautigam.)

Post by Beagle January 11, 2011 (2 of 2) : Many claim that his rich, weighty tone lent his interpretations an authoritative, distinctive voice, some saying it sounded thick and muddy and others praising its rounded tone, saying it sounded as though Arrau were almost playing the organ or "plowing" his "paws" into the "flexible" keyboard. According to American critic Harold C. Schonberg, Arrau always put "a decidedly romantic piano tone in his interpretations".