CD REVIEWS

Roberto Plano makes his debut for Decca with this double CD and does not disappoint the expectations mastering the score in all its aspects of lyricism and virtuosity.

CLAUDIA ABBIATI, Amadeus

Roberto Plano, through his subtle, clear and sensitive  pianism, revives the poetry of these compositions

GIAN PAOLO MINARDI, Classic Voice

Roberto Plano leads Liszt’s work to a principle of unity with an extensive knowledge of the poetics and aesthetics of the composer, and offers us a wonderful journey that is not only in and from the music, but that through... Read More

Roberto Plano leads Liszt’s work to a principle of unity with an extensive knowledge of the poetics and aesthetics of the composer, and offers us a wonderful journey that is not only in and from the music, but that through the music leads us in touch with those aspects of our spiritual life that too often is taken away by the contemporary frenzy.

PAOLA PARRI, Pianosolo

The expressive force of Roberto Plano’s pianism results in dramatic power, in vague abstraction from the contingent, in melancholic sentimental texture, in sparse austerity, in delicate poetry steeped in mysticism, in contemplation where and when the writing of Liszt requires... Read More

The expressive force of Roberto Plano’s pianism results in dramatic power, in vague abstraction from the contingent, in melancholic sentimental texture, in sparse austerity, in delicate poetry steeped in mysticism, in contemplation where and when the writing of Liszt requires it.

PAOLA PARRI, Pianosolo

Plano demonstrates his dynamic range from the most ethereal pianissimo to the most powerful, but never harsch, fortissimo.

LUCA CIAMMARUGHI, Musica

In him you can feel an absolute spiritual adherence to the most intimate essence of the set. It is as if we perceive the humility of the pianist, but mostly of the man, who approaches with a special devotion these... Read More

In him you can feel an absolute spiritual adherence to the most intimate essence of the set. It is as if we perceive the humility of the pianist, but mostly of the man, who approaches with a special devotion these pages and  the world that they express.

LUCA CIAMMARUGHI, Musica

His virtuoso possibilities appear to me almost unlimited: his finger technique is impeccable but he astonishes especially for putting the whole body at the service of a deep sound, capable to transcend the mechanics of the instrument.

LUCA CIAMMARUGHI, Musica

Roberto Plano is a complete pianist of extraordinary refinement. Plano is one of those performers who put music at the center almost annihilating in it, or rather identifying themmselves completely in what they play.

LUCA CIAMMARUGHI, Musica

The issue of “who will assume the mantle?” of the great, by-gone pianists – Horowitz, Rubinstein, Cziffra, Casadesus – always stirs debate; but in the case of Roberto Plano’s survey of Liszt Poetic and Religious Harmonies we might acclaim him... Read More

The issue of “who will assume the mantle?” of the great, by-gone pianists – Horowitz, Rubinstein, Cziffra, Casadesus – always stirs debate; but in the case of Roberto Plano’s survey of Liszt Poetic and Religious Harmonies we might acclaim him as the heir-apparent of Jorge Bolet.

GARY LEMCO, Audiophile Audition