The finest living interpreter of Brahms
Spivakovsky was proclaimed "the finest living interpreter of Brahms" by leading critics for his uniquely intimate and expressive interpretations. From the Berliner Vossische Zeitung: "Jascha Spivakovsky has the peculiar art of placing the work outside himself, without, however, losing the least personal connection with it. His great pianistic ability, his uncommonly sure instinct for the tonal and psychic carrying capacity of sound, make him an exceptional artist. Brahms’ F Minor Sonata found under his fingers an enlivenment which charmed through and through - cohesive, full of inner meaning and, in the lyrical episodes, wonderfully intimate."