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Fono Forum
4½ Stars
"Pizarro deutet die Werke aber eher aus der Sicht eines hochbegabten Aquarellmalers und weniger aus der des scharf konturierenden Zeichners."
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The Absolute Sound
4 Stars
"We have here an ideal matching of artist, repertoire and instrument."
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Fanfare
"There is a kind of yielding elegance to his playing that strikes me..."
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Financial Times
4 Stars
"the softer, romantically stylised moments are exquisitely handled..."
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Gramophone
"Artur Pizarro captures their improvised, dreamlike quality to perfection with a golden tone and caressing touch."
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Stereophile
"Beautiful music, beautiful playing, beautiful recording."
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International Record Review
"No newcomer to this repertory could be disappointed with Pizarro's accounts..."
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Musikzen
...Pizarro y fait la preuve de ses compétences techniques et musicales
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Irish Times
4 Stars
"...Pizarro is beguiling..."
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Sunday Herald
"...played with enormous flair, colour and sensitivity..."
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
Instrumental & Chamber Editor’s Choice: "Artur Pizarro's interpretations offer a richly rewarding alternative view of this music..."
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Instrumental Choice: "...his formidable technique provides the means to a musical and poetic end..."
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"At last (and well worth waiting for)...Glorious!"
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Opus Musica
"Un doble disco -de generoso minutaje- muy recomendable."
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SA-CD.net
4½ Stars
"His playing is always beautiful, capturing the dream-like romance of these vignettes..."
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The Daily Mail
5 Stars
"Artur Pizarro is in full command of these suites."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"...Pizarro captures that slight air of sentimentality perfectly."
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Musical Pointers
"It is a landmark in recorded history and an essential addition to everyone's library of Spanish piano music."
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Albeniz & Granados - Artur Pizarro - North London News


10 May 2010
North London News
Barry Forshaw

Are there two works in the Spanish piano repertoire as immediately accessible as these two masterpieces? Over the years they have been treated to many fine interpretations, but those of the prodigally talented Artur Pizarro unquestionably ranks among the most sensitive and capable, at times rivalling even Alicia de la Roccha. The sound quality on this hybrid SACD that is second to none.
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