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Maurice Ravel Volume Two - Artur Pizarro - The Observer


21 September 2008
The Observer
Stephen Pritchard

Maurice Ravel's liquid keyboard music runs like cool, clean water through the expert hands of pianist Artur Pizarro. His refined sensitivity to this gossamer repertoire makes this, his second album of Ravel, a recording to treasure. He handles the first movement of 'Sonatine' in masterly fashion and displays a profound understanding of the nuances of 'Valse Nobles et Sentimentales', coupled here with 'Pavane pour une Infante Defunte'. A quixotic reading of the always rewarding 'Le Tombeau de Couperin' completes a delightful selection.
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