Fazıl Say gave an all Beethoven recital at the TCE, with Sonatas spanning over 2 decades and a half.
He opened with the famous Sonata No. 8, “Pathétique“ from 1798. Say is a pianist and a composer, which gives a very interesting view of Beethoven’s work.
As a matter of fact, I had the same impression the 1st time I heard Say play the German master – and it was the same with Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov who is also a composer.