Beatson pinpoints each style while making the whole thing hang together beautifully.
“Aus Wien,” performed by Alasdair Beatson, was reviewed by The Guardian! Read the full review below:
Aus Wien, a piano recital from Alasdair Beatson rooted in Vienna, or at least the idea of it. The carnival snapshots of Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien are followed by Schoenberg’s laser-focused Six Little Piano Pieces – which rub up against the slightly self-important ballroom glitter of Ravel’s Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, giving way to the exuberance of Korngold’s Piano Sonata No 3. Schubert’s little Kupelwieser Waltz is a gorgeous sign off, sounding as if we’re overhearing it through an open window in the twilight. Beatson pinpoints each style while making the whole thing hang together beautifully.