About this title: Performance and engineering are nicely matched in this release by Chinese pianist Jin Ju, a faculty member at Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music who has also taught in Italy. Her Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata"), is quiet and detailed; think Brendel with the emotional temperature lowered yet a few more degrees. The weight of the outer movements is shifted toward the end, with Beethoven's disintegrating themes not given their full intensity until they begin to cohere. Jin aims at a ...
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