Martin Blaumeiser reviewed in The New Listener Jonathan Powell’s monumental performance of Sorabji’s Sequentia Cyclica, a highlight of the 25th anniversary edition of the Heidelberger Fruehling Festival, curated by Igor Levit.
‘A sensational performance in every respect’
‘Jonathan Powell is undoubtedly today’s most highly-qualified pianist for this extreme repertoire’
‘His piano playing is characterised by enormous sonority and precisely differentiated dynamics; even in the loudest passages’
Powell masters the necessary precision of touch – and he also keeps track of the large-scale harmonic progressions.’