“The sound of the Eudora Steinway […] is an overload on the senses, almost a delirium. […] Javier Laso is extraordinarily sensitive to all the nuances of feeling. […] I think these are extremely accomplished readings of what might be the finest Piano Sonata of all time […].”
“Joaquín Riquelme and Enrique Bagaría are sympathetic partners exploring the music selected for this album. Both bring great expressive capabilities to their instruments, both approach the music with a deeply intelligent contemplation of what they seek to communicate. Their instruments are played with a richness of timbre that Gonzalo Noqué captures perfectly—resonate, slightly dark, fully … Sympathetic partners.
“[…] his overall approach sounds free of restraints and fresh, as if improvised in the moment. […] Remarkable playing filled with individual insights.”
Since her debut in 2006 at the National Auditorium of Music in Spain, Susana Gómez Vázquez has revealed herself as one of the young pianists with the greatest projection on the music scene today. Her performances are spread all over Europe and Latin America, in venues such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Wigmore Hall, … Susana Gómez Vázquez
“Une petite heure de musique donc avec deux musiciens inspirés (Joaquin Riquelme et Enrique Bagaria) qui mettent ici leur rigueur et leur passion au service de partitions immortelles. Bref, invitation au mélomane pour un programme des plus convaincants.”
“Riquelme deja constancia de su evidente clase artística y virtuosística en este cedé todo él valioso […]. El [sonido] de Riquelme es, además, brillante, diverso y penetrante. Intensamente melodioso. Íntimo y extravertido a un tiempo. Características que combina con un virtuosismo que es expresión y estilo. […]El piano coprotagonista y cómplice -en absoluto acompañante- de … Riquelme y Bagaría: pura clase.
“His approach is direct, non-fussy, highly sympathetic. He shares this music as if it is pouring from his soul. […] As lovely a piano recording as we are ever likely to hear. Javier Laso gives us superb performances of two great works of the piano literature. And Gonzalo Noqué, producer and chief recording engineer for … As lovely a piano recording as we are ever likely to hear.
“[…] Virtuosity and passion in addition to simplicity and contemplation are the core elements. […] Fortunately, his quest for originality does not lead to excesses, the tempos are well chosen and the line of reasoning demonstrating great expressive flexibility is absolutely convincing. And all this contained in a pleasant sound palette that also does justice … A particularly successful recital.