Penguin Guide To Compact Discs

Peter Katin plays a square piano which has subsequently been restored. So the sounds he creates are as authentic as one could find. The work which comes off best in his recital is the G minor Sonata, Op. 7/3, which sounds so effective on the fortepiano. The slow movements of the F sharp minor, Op. 25/5, sounds very direct, seeking no romantic overtones; generally, Peter Katin’s approach is plainspun to suit the somewhat dry sonority of his instrument. He is very realistically recorded.