Format: COMPACT DISC
The ‘popularised’ title of this disc belies the refined and powerful pianism of Warren Mailley-Smith in three of Beethoven’s best loved piano Sonatas. Mailley-Smith’s debut release on the Sleeveless label presents a young british pianist with much to say in arresting performances of the Moonlight, Pathetique and Waldstein Sonatas. This recording successfully strikes a balance between faithful commitment to the score and a rejection of over-sentiment, making for a most engaging introduction to this new artist on the international classical stage. The recording was made on the beautiful Steinway model D at Champs Hill in Sussex and has received acclaim for its clarity and quality of sound in addition to the international quality of the performances presented by the artist.