Benjamin Grosvenor, ‘Homages’ Dazzles

Benjamin Grosvenor, ‘Homages’ Dazzles

New recordings are a mystery: you never know what you’re going to get. Unless it’s Benjamin Grosvenor! The artistry of the young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor — a combination of interpretive strong-mindedness and remarkable delicacy of touch — has...
Glenn Gould Remembered

Glenn Gould Remembered

Glenn Gould’s piano took a vacation a few weeks back while it’s home was being renovated and coincidentally Sony has also issued his complete Columbia Masterworks recordings in a special edition box set. The late Glenn Gould was a Canadian national...
Legendary Josef Hofmann

Legendary Josef Hofmann

Jeremy Nicholas of Gramophone Magazine celebrates the iconic life and music of the legendary Josef Hofmann. There are three pianists I’ve met over the years who heard Josef Hofmann in his prime. Earl Wild acknowledged Hofmann’s style as the biggest influence on him...
Grimaud Dives in with ‘Water’ CD

Grimaud Dives in with ‘Water’ CD

Hélène Grimaud is known for her love of wolves and nature. Now she has brought that passion to her recordings as well. Pianist Hélène Grimaud’s new album is all wet. That’s not a judgment, it’s a simple description. The album is called Water, and Grimaud says the idea...
Watching Horowitz Mature through His Recordings

Watching Horowitz Mature through His Recordings

We all know Vladimir Horowitz, right? But have you ever thought about the fact that Horowitz had to become Horowitz? This article makes the case that you can hear that development through his recordings. At the end of this past October, Sony Classical released the...