Reviews

Review of Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Vol 2

Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Vol 2

Like its predecessor (8/18), the second volume of Marston’s ‘Landmarks’ series teems with revelations and curios alike. It begins with...

Marston
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2020

Review of Mari Kodama: Kaleidoscope - Beethoven Transcriptions

Mari Kodama: Kaleidoscope - Beethoven Transcriptions

It takes real thought to come up with something genuinely unusual in Beethoven year, so full marks to Mari Kodama...

Pentatone
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 08/2020

Review of I Still Play

I Still Play

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim that new music during the past 30 years or so would have taken...

Nonesuch
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 08/2020

Review of SCHUMANN Waldszenen, Nachtstücke & Humoreske

SCHUMANN Waldszenen, Nachtstücke & Humoreske

The Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, a 2016 Borletti-Buitoni fellow and winner of the Montreal competition the following year, is a...

ATMA
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 08/2020

Review of Finbarr Malafronte: Maestros of the Baroque

Finbarr Malafronte: Maestros of the Baroque

If you’re used to the brilliance of the harpsichord music of Rameau and Scarlatti on the instrument for which it...

Quartz
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 08/2020

Review of Anna Paradiso plays Paradisi

Anna Paradiso plays Paradisi

The keyboard sonatas of Pietro Domenico Paradisi are robust, inventive works, first published in London in 1754. Anna Paradiso misses...

BIS
Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: 08/2020

Review of KABALEVSKY Complete Preludes (Michael Korstick)

KABALEVSKY Complete Preludes (Michael Korstick)

Once upon a time Dmitry Kabalevsky enjoyed a place on the fourth pedestal of Soviet composers alongside Shostakovich, Prokofiev and...

Naxos
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 11/2009

Review of COUPERIN Complete harpsichord works, Vol 2 (Bertrand Cuiller)

COUPERIN Complete harpsichord works, Vol 2 (Bertrand Cuiller)

Normally, when I have a good feeling about a recording from an initial dip my admiration grows with repeated listening...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 08/2020

Review of BERSA Complete Piano Music, Vol 2 (Goran Filipec)

BERSA Complete Piano Music, Vol 2 (Goran Filipec)

The works featured on Grand Piano’s second volume of piano music by the prolific and multifaceted Croatian composer Blagoje Bersa...

Grand Piano
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2020

Review of BARMOTIN Piano Music (Christopher Williams)

BARMOTIN Piano Music (Christopher Williams)

Not just his music but even the name Semyon Barmotin (1877-1939) languished for decades in obscurity, Gérald Hugon’s booklet note...

Grand Piano
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 08/2020

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