“[…]Colom performs wonders with the pianissimo passages, coaxing out serene contemplation simultaneously with the demand for alertness to whispered messages. […]the dynamics are terrific throughout from the loudest clatter to a hushed almost cathedral conciliation at the end. […]In short, Colom’s Liszt is a triumph. Eudora has delivered another superb disc which should find a … Colom’s Liszt is a triumph.
“Josep Colom displays a deep and strong conviction throughout this course which contains its share of shadows and lights […]. […] Josep Colom assumes the fullness of the sound of his Steinway with noble phrasing, an expression that combines a desire for meditation like an immersion in fiery, vehemence and l ‘intensity.”
“73-year-old Spanish pianist Josep Colom has confided his mature view of the two B minor sonatas by Chopin and Liszt to the microphones. […]Nothing seems artificial, nothing is researched in a musical flow that the listener follows spellbound. […]Colom takes us into such a gripping atmosphere. Only a few artists succeed in preserving this authenticity. … The result is astonishing and remarkable.
“Spanish pianist Josep Colom opts for melodic definition, harmonic clarity, and most of all a clearly expressed musical narrative. He underlines the poetic nature of the Chopin, and the symphonic breadth of the Liszt, with a solid yet understated technique which avoids speed simply for the sake of velocity. […]All of which is faithfully captured … melodic definition, harmonic clarity, and most of all a clearly expressed musical narrative.
“Colom hace una lectura refinada, idiomática, llena de intensidad expresiva, pero bien equilibrada. […]Hay dramatismo y temperamento, pero sobresale especialmente en una seductora calidez, claridad de texturas, trabajo de voces interiores, así como en un rubato nada excesivo. […]Hay en esta lectura una profunda comprensión musical, con dosis de drama, grandeza, convicción, músculo y poesía.”