Celebrated Austrian pianist and Beethoven interpreter Rudolf Buchbinder is this week's Crossover guest. He has just released a massive boxed-set collection of all 32 of the Beethoven sonatas. The Sonata Legacy, newly recorded live in concert, features Mr. Buchbinder performing the complete cycle of Beethoven's sonatas once again…after a 30-year hiatus. Time can change everything - especially the perceptions that come with age and experience.
The release has made it to the Austrian Pop Charts and has been heralded in the Top 10 on the German Classical charts. Mr. Buchbinder has also been honored recently with the prestigious Echo Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year award for piano. In Germany, it's the equivalent of a Grammy. Good stuff!