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This was much too swift for any detail of the part-writing and musical argument to tell, and it was not until the adagio sostenuto, perhaps the deliberate focus of Kempf's thrust, that we were allowed to settle into any genuine appreciation of artistic values.
62 is reminiscent of well-tamed Mahler (the concluding Molto adagio sostenuto is a barely-veiled tribute) and Reger, whose thematic manipulations, rhetorical flourishes and fugal excursions are liberally referenced.