Cameron Watson plays
C P E Bach and Beethoven -
'... nothing can save Watson from his erratic and ill-conceived interpretation of the music ...'
Cameron Watson's new disc of works by Beethoven and C P E Bach offers much more than the average recording. It presents us with a scholarly argument -- one that is deeply intuitive and persuasive: 'Beethoven's musical DNA is in the phylum of Bach and Haydn, not Mozart.' At its heart, Watson's project aims to 'expose this common DNA by juxtaposition.'
In the hands of a competent pianist, such a project could make for a profoundly spiritual experience...
Copyright © 23 September 2013