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Leon McCawley has made Brahms’ Handel Variations into a piece of his very own . His individual thoughts on the music bear the hallmark of a mature artist who has the means and talent to express them, as demonstrated by this recording. The work is a summit of Brahms’ keyboard works.
Awards Issue 2012
“Leon McCawley is less of a big-picture person than a detail maven. Cases in point: his affectionate accentuations and inner voices in Var 2, the strict adherence to Brahms's dynamics and articulations in Vars 7 and 10 (easier said than some)...McCawley lets his hair down in the Waltzes...Clearly McCawley's artistry is evolving.”
“McCawley's beautifully recorded Brahms recital strikes exactly the right balance between the monumental, intimate and light-hearted aspects of the composer's piano output...Among his strengths is the way he imaginatively draws out different nuances the second time the material is heard.”
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