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Albeniz & Granados - Artur Pizarro - Stereophile


28 July 2010
Stereophile
Kalman Rubinson

Pizarro's essay into Spanish territory is as warm, wonderful, and touching as were his visits to France (Linn CKD 290 and CKD 315). His touch is less delicate than de Larrocha's, but not so cool as Hamelin's. In the Granados, this endows his playing with an ineffable sadness and longing. In the Albéniz, that is melded with charm and more than a few smiles. Beautiful music, beautiful playing, beautiful recording.
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