WONDERFUL REVIEW ON AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Another great review for the Schumann Complete Music for Piano 4 hands double CD recorded for Brilliant Records with Paola Del Negro. This time it’s J. Harrington for AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, one of the most prestigious classical music magazine in the USA.
“I have enjoyed this program many times. Plano and Del Negro play as one, and their musicality brings all 42 of these little pieces to life. Like much of Schumann’ solo piano music, these are groups of short pieces: 8 Polonaises, 12 Duets for Small and Large Children, 6 Pictures from the East, 9 Ball-Szenen, 6 Kinderball pieces, and one short isolated piece. Since this current release limits itself to music originally composed for piano duet, it is a perfect complement to the Eckerle Piano Duo series on Naxos, which is up to its fifth volume of Schumann music arranged for piano duet.
Brilliant’s recorded sound is excellent, as are the notes. That makes this release much more than a complete set for your library.
There are nuances and surprises at every turn. For anyone who enjoys Schumann’s piano music, this is an essential set of relatively unknown works in a very familiar style, but a slightly different medium.”