It is not exaggerating to suggest that Masi belongs with the elite in the late sonatas, providing as satisfying an experience as the likes of Solomon, Kempff, and Pollini, for example. Each texture of this Finale, the place of every note, is carefully considered, yet the sense of exploratory, transcendent journey is profound indeed. Masi hardly seems to feel technical hurdles. It is as if everything is in the service of Beethoven. Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
Pianist Steven Masi Steven Masi is a modern day rarity, an heir to the great tradition of pianists in the line of Wilhelm Kempff, Claudio Arrau, Artur Schnabel and Wilhelm Bachaus who love and excel in the great German and Austrian masterpieces. His recent recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas have been lavishly praised in the press and he is equally at home in the works of Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. He is a pianist of impeccable technique who uses his formidable fingers in the service of the music he plays.