Steven Osborne has repeatedly proved himself a Beethovenian of profound insight. In these three late sonatas—including the monumental ‘Hammerklavier’—he gives performances of stunning impact and lasting fulfilment.
Fine performances, but I can’t imagine that anyone will want to listen to anything for sometime after this colossal Hammerklavier. BBC *****
[this] is about the big picture, objectivity and a powerful kinaesthesia that could propel rockets into space…the result is a virtuoso apotheosis as brilliant as molten iron from a blast furnace. Gramophone