... He played with a cleanly articulated touch and beautiful phrasing. Particularly in the second-movement Adagio, he provided warmth, intimacy and a singing tone. The Mozartean hues of that early sonata were contrasted with the epic grandeur of the Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Beethoven's final work in the genre. ... Mr. Lifits offered an exciting performance of the turbulent opening section and a deeply musical Arietta. The program concluded with the Sonata No. 3 by Chopin, who admired Beethoven's Op. 111. Mr. Lifits sailed through the virtuosic finale with aplomb.