PIANO

“a recital of extraordinary musical coherence …  Franz Liszt’s immense B minor Sonata has effect of an extraordinary artist who takes the audience wherever he wants. Under Grosvenor’s fingers this sonata is a veritable theatre, from the very first dry, vertical notes to the almost nauseating swirls on the return of the main theme in the last movement… But purely instrumental virtuosity is never an end in itself, and is anchored in a vision and a continuous flow that always leaves room for song and melody … Grosvenor fascinates as much by the ease with which he frees himself from Lisztian overtones as he does by his acute sense of narrative.”

Augustin Javel, Bachtrack, July 2021 (*****)