Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Piano Sonata Op. 26 ("Funeral March") (1991) The Irish pianist John O'Conor is not a household name in the U.S., but he is a fine, sturdy, and sensitive musician whose playing is… John O'Conor Classical
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2, 3; Piano Sonata Op. 26 (''Funeral March'') (1991)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: John O'Conor; Genre: Classical

The Irish pianist John O'Conor is not a household name in the U.S., but he is a fine, sturdy, and sensitive musician whose playing is neither idiosyncratic nor assembly-line bland. The Beethoven Sonatas display his deft passagework and handsome tone, while the Mozart Concertos reveal a performer of great tact and taste. No Horowitzian fireworks here, but in this repertory who needs them? B

Originally posted Jan 11, 1991 Published in issue #48 Jan 11, 1991 Order article reprints