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Crescendo
4½ Stars
« Avec le Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter et Antonio Mendez nous emmènent dans une interprétation chambriste, associant volontiers luminosité, grâce et délicatesse. La virtuosité sans failles de la pianiste est au service du matériau sonore et des nombreuses dynamiques. » / 'With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter and Antonio Mendez capture a chamber interpretation which combines luminosity, grace and delicacy. The flawless virtuosity of the the pianist is at the service of the sound material and its many dynamics.'
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Piano
5 Stars
'Das ist eine wirklich grandiose Einspielung!'
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American Record Guide
'I find it very mature, extremely beautiful, and expressive...'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'...Ingrid Fliter's performance can hold its own among the best I've heard.'
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MDR Kultur
'...on the one hand deep-rooted, introverted, romantic melody in the lyrical melodic, on the other hand tense, forced, playful virtuosity rather clear cut.'
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Irish Times
4 Stars
'There's something really invigorating about Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter's approach to these two staples of the 19th-century romantic piano repertoire.'
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Pizzicato
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„Halte ich dies für ein hervorragende Einspielung des Klavierkonzerts op. 54.“
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BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
Disc of the Week: 'What really works for me is the Mendelssohn G minor Concerto with Fliter exchanging the prettiness of some performances for a more dynamic interpretation. And glittering finger-work that attracts some equally sparkling responses from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Lovely choices of tempo, the whole thing beautifully balanced.'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
'Fliter has the measure of the [Mendelssohn concerto]. The first movement has real fire; the finale bears a cheerful smile and sizzles with vitality; and the central, song-without-words, Andante, is played with heart-stopping tenderness and warmth.'
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Gramophone
'The Mendelssohn concerto suits Fliter particularly well, and she’s alive to the impetuosity of the outer movements, as well as to the work’s more poetic elements. Fliter’s command of the drama is second to none…She seizes the music by the scruff of the neck.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'There's still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music…in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there's The Fair Melusina Overture.'
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Ming Pao Weekly
'full of energy' (review in Chinese)
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Classic FM
Drive Discovery: 'The wait was worth it. She brilliantly tackles Schumann's shifting colours and technical demands head on, not for a moment compromising the work's lyricism. And she brings out all of Mendelssohn's melodic genius while deftly handling all of the work's demands on the virtuoso.'
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Politiken
4 Stars
'albummet stærkt anbefales' / 'highly recommended'
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'...a standout recording.'
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Ingrid Fliter - Houston Symphony Orchestra & Mendelssohn (Live Review)


10 March 2017
Teaxs Classical Review
Lawrence Wheeler

In Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor Ingrid Fliter was an excellent and exciting soloist in a season filled with top-notch pianists. Her tone possesses extraordinary clarity when forte and incredible lightness when pianissimo. From the very first entrance, the Argentine pianist was energized and uncompromising in tempo and technique. The con fuoco marking (with fire) was integral to each note. Contrast was provided in the slightly more lyrical second theme.

A total transformation came with the second movement, Andante, which gave Fliter a chance to show her poetic side. The cellos presented a deftly controlled and beautifully played melody, which she delicately embellished with exquisite phrasing and crystalline tone. Her remarkable control of the very softest dynamics was breathtaking. Indeed, the listener needed to hold one's breath so as not to miss the softest notes.

Another total transformation came with the last movement. After Gabel set a very lively tempo, Fliter took off even faster. Fliter proved herself a firebrand with boundless energy and technique. Gabel's main job here consisted of holding onto the reins, and together with the Houston Symphony, he provided an impeccable accompaniment.

Fliter responded to extended applause with Chopin's Waltz in E-flat major as an encore, bringing yet another dimension to her musical style and charm.


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