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“The Redoubtable Martin Roscoe” (The Independent)

The first instalment in Martin Roscoe’s recordings of the complete Beethoven sonatas for the Deux-Elles label has been released this month to fantastic reviews in International Piano and The Gramophone. Using Dr Barry Cooper’s definitive new edition of the works, the first disc includes the three Opus 10 sonatas as well as the famous Pathetique Sonata and is described as "the beginning of a compelling Beethoven sonata cycle" (International Piano) and "recorded with drawing-room intimacy" (Gramophone). 

"...Coloured perhaps by a personal fondness for Op 10, I think Roscoe’s way with them is nigh-on perfect, lightly pedalled, full of a youthful vitality and impudence ... a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience..." Jeremy Nicholas, The Gramophone, June 2010

"...Roscoe is assured in his shaping of the music, and there is a confident and unvarnished dynamism that reveals a pianist at the top of his game ... Roscoe brings panache, sensitivity and relish to the task, finding pathos, humour and exuberance..." Colin Anderson, International Piano, May/June 2010

“...The first volume features the ever popular Pathétique, alongside the three Opus 10 sonatas of equivalent placid melancholy, all delivered with Roscoe's typically scrupulous attention to detail and emotional truth." Andy Gill, The Independent, 11 June 2010

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