LISZT Piano Sonata in b minor;/ Arrau 4647132

. . . [a] classic recording . . . His characteristic ruby-red touch, dark yet lit from within, illuminates a performance in which every gesture serves the drama. Arrau's interpretation embraces myriad shadings of colouration and character. No technical device is just for show -- he always keeps the big picture uppermost, lending logic and direction to the drama. The climax of the Andante sostenuto second section is among the sunniest I've ever found . . . His tone in tone in the ultimate climax and resolution remains as cushioned at high volume as in the softest pianissimos.