Leon Fleisher, Two Hands

Justin Davidson

By Justin Davidson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A masterpiece, unfiltered and pure

This is a muted celebration of a great musician's return from one-armed pianism to the two-handed kind, after an interval of decades. The scraps of Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin and Debussy are entrancing, and his reading of Schubert's B-flat sonata, D.960 is a masterpiece of simple delivery. Fleisher spins the illusion of giving us our music unfiltered and pure.