Reviews

My Cup Runneth OverNavona Records NV6013
My Cup Runneth Over
The Complete Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett
Clipper Erickson, piano

 

Gramophone Magazine (Editor’s Choice) | Jed Distler – January 2016
“This historically and musically important release not only fills a crucial catalogue gap but sets reference standards. No serious aficionado of the history of American piano music can afford to miss it.”
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Nimrod Borenstein: Suspended opus 69Solaire Records SOL1001
Nimrod Borenstein: Suspended opus 69
das freie orchester Berlin
Laércio Diniz

 
 
The Classical Reviewer | Bruce Reader – January 2016
“This is a terrific disc that brings some exceptionally fine and inventive string writing. They receive an excellent recording made in the Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, the venue for so many fine recordings of the past. Though just over forty minutes in duration this disc is packed with some wonderfully engaging music.”

MusicWeb International | Dominy Clements – January 2016
“This release is something of a luxury article, as are all Solaire releases so far. The CD comes in a box that also contains a substantial and glossy booklet with photos of the recording session, insightful essays, commentary and a fascinating interview with the composer. Sound quality for this production is of demonstration quality, with plenty of detail as well as a satisfying spaciousness and the best use of that gorgeous Jesus-Christus-Kirche acoustic.”
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Liszt: The Franciscan WorksSolaire Records SOL1002
Liszt: The Franciscan Works
Sandro Ivo Bartoli, piano

 
 
 
MusicWeb International | Dominy Clements – January 2016
“The lasting impression is of the uniting of two visionary artistic voices – composer and pianist aligned in a single-minded purpose. […] Few if any Liszt programmes have made quite the impression on me than this one has. With a remarkable fine piano sound, Solaire’s plush presentation with a sturdy box to house both the jewel case and voluminous texts in a separate booklet, this is a highly rewarding object of desire.”

Musique classique & Co. | Thierry Vagne – October 2015
“Quel bonheur de pianisme, de programme, d’édition et surtout d’interprétation […] Excellent livret (en anglais seulement), prise de son magnifique avec un superbe Steinway pas clinquant pour deux sous.”
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Liszt: The Franciscan WorksBrilliant Classics 94842
dialogues
Erik Bosgraaf, recorder
Jorrit Tamminga, electronics

 
 
Fonoforum – May 2015 (*****/*****)
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Shostakovich Cello ConcertosDelos DE3444
Shostakovich Cello Concertos
Dmitry Kouzov, cello
Vladimir Lande, conductor

 
 
Gramophone Magazine | David Gutman – January 2014
“Not the least of the attractions of the present disc is the vivid modern sound achieved in St Petersburg’s Melodiya Studio. Faster than most of his peers in both scores, Kouzov’s quick-fire treatment of the First Concerto’s opening movement neither reduces its scale nor gives an impression of insectile buzzing. Indeed, he makes a stronger case for this kind of approach than Enrico Dindo or even Heinrich Schiff.”
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