Clavier - November 2007 - Written by Robert Dumm
Jerome Rose performs two piano masterpieces.
Rose grips and holds the amazing visions of Brahms through the macabre Scherzo...Brahms continues by parading bits of musical material from past movements..Rose savors, characterizes, and cleanly articulates them all. He compacts the melee of material by keeping his lively tempo... Rose's subtle surge of both tempo and dynamics with each musical section drives and powers his vision to match the composer's own. Rose's clear articulation (in the Handel Variations) closely scrutinizes each of the 25 variations.