Master Performers DV Cover

Paul Carasco - Producer/Film Director

FANFARE Review of Master Performers BluRay and DVD release

The maturity and integrity of this entire performance is remarkable. In a catalog that features myriad excellent performances of this masterwork, featuring approaches as different as Aimard, Backhaus and Cliburn (to take only the A, B and C of it), it is quite something to offer a distinctive take that is, within itself, fully consistent, but that is what Kawin and Schwarz offer; that this is part of a projected cycle is clearly cause for celebration. Two discs are included, one Bluray, one DVD; the increased visual clarity of Bluray increasingly pulls me in that medium's direction here and elsewhere.