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MOZART Sonata in D Major, K. 576
DEBUSSY Images, Book II
HAMELIN Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2011)
SCHUBERT Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
Marc-André Hamelin’s blend of startlingly original musicianship and virtuosity has earned him legendary status as a true avatar of the piano. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar pianistic terrain, he is now recognized worldwide for the originality and technical brilliance of his performances of the classic repertoire. His career has been replete with accolades—among them nine Grammy® nominations, the 2014 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year, and the German Record Critics’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Writing in The New Yorker, Alex Ross praised his “monstrously brilliant technique and his questing, deepthinking approach” and called Hamelin’s hands “among the wonders of the musical world.”
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