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Seize every chance to catch Till Fellner in Britain, but watch out for political correctness at the Royal Opera House—not in the performance; in the audience

By Stephen Everson   April 2005

Till Fellner’s London interludesAmong the many fine musicians not performing at the Wigmore Hall this year, one whose absence is the most disappointing is the young Austrian pianist Till Fellner. His recitals at the Wigmore, centred on Book II of Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues, were as distinguished as any given in London last year. A pupil of Brendel, Fellner has inherited the elder’s imaginative respect for the music, and combines this with a technique that is second to none. Although he has perhaps been most associated so far with Bach and Beethoven, his technical command and unusually keen sense…

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