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Albeniz & Granados - Artur Pizarro - Financial Times


09 August 2010
Financial Times
Andrew Clark
4 Stars

Although Pizarro is Portuguese, he comes from a pianistic tradition that has Granados and Albéniz in its bones - as you can tell from the fluency he brings to the two Spanish composers' masterworks. He faces down the challenges of Goyescas with ease and never overlards the Latin flavour: the softer, romantically stylised moments are exquisitely handled...

Full review at www.ft.com

 


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