The explosive start to op. 70 no.1 sets the tone for the Eggner’s intense, dramatic and strikingly detailed reading, combining first-class individual contributions with impeccable ensemble and unanimity of interpretative approach. The clarity of pianist Christoph’s articulation is especially remarkable, as are also the colourful lyricism, warm tone and persuasive phrasing of this brother’s plying. All three combine to achieve that aura of timelessness that characterises the expressive central movement, and their playing is unfailing perceptive throughout, spawning new musical insights and a wide range of contrasting emotions.
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