…a poet, time and again revealing unexpected depths in works that have been endlessly plumbed and surveyed
Pressler’s ability to give all the voices prominence while simultaneously isolating the melody was amazing. His fingers still retain a youthful facility.
His playing of the Brahms Trio No. 2 in C Major had a kind of magisterial rightness to it that could only come from a lifetime of immersion in this multidimensional work with its irresistible extremes of mood.
Menahem Pressler’s joyous pianism-technically faultless, stylistically impeccable, emotionally irrepressible-is from another age and is a virtually forgotten sensibility. He is a national treasure.