Rob Challinor

Liapunov Piano Sonata Delucchi Da Vinci C00712

Liapunov: Piano works (Da Vinci Classics)

This romantic and virtuoso repertoire has been neglected for too long [RCh]

Schumann, Clara Schumann & Brahms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (Decca)

Magnificent playing weaves together the music of this intimately connected trio [RCh]

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Rossinian Dreams (Da Vinci Classics)

A recital demonstrating Liszt’s love of Rossini but with an odd coupling [RCh]

American Dances Licad Danacord DACOCD965

Anthology of American Piano Music Vol. 5 (Danacord)

Licad’s extrovert pianism suits this vibrant recital [RCh]

Kathleen Long APR 6041

Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

A well deserved release for this supremely gifted but neglected pianist [RCh]

Scriabin: Visionary and Poet (Dynamic)

A mostly successful recital of early Scriabin with a couple of rarities [RCh]

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Krzyżanowski: Piano Works Vol. 3 (Acte Préalable)

Another successful outing for this forgotten Pole [RCh]

Dobrzyński: Piano Works Vol 1 (Acte Préalable)

Finely crafted piano works in excellent performances bode well for this series [RCh]

Zarębski: Complete Works Vol 5 (Dux)

Dazzling pianism bring these fascinating unpublished works into the limelight [RCh]

Mignone Piano Music Nimbus NI8113

Mignone: Piano Music (Nimbus Records)

A marvellous piano recital showcasing this important figure in Brazilian music [RCh]

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Gade: Piano Works (Da Vinci Classics)

Attractive music but underwhelming performances [RCh]

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Moniuszko: La belle Époque

Charming piano miniatures display another side of Moniuszko [RCh]

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Left Hand Legacy Vol. 1 (Cobra Records)

Fervent and passionate music making, a joy from start to finish [RCh]

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Angelo Villani (piano) Transcriptions (Artémus)

Grand, heroic and intimate playing recalling pianists from the Golden Age [RCh]

Price Piano Music Guild Music GM2CD7828

Price: Piano Music (Guild Music)

An engaging exploration of these piano miniatures [RCh]

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Romeo and Juliet – Tchaikovsky on the Piano (BIS)

Extraordinary playing of the highest quality and familiar music shown in a new light [RCh]

Bach Tears of-Babylon Papastefanou First Hand FHR141

Bach: Tears From Babylon (First Hand Records)

Enchanting and personal Bach playing [RCh]

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Stojowski: Piano Works Vol. 1 (Acte Préalable)

An exciting and entertaining start to a series I have hoped for, for a long time [RCh]

Reinecke 2 Piano Works CPO 555454-2

Reinecke: Works for 2 Pianos (CPO)

Joyous music making unveiling a rich seam of undiscovered two-piano repertoire [RCh]

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Gerhswin: Rhapsody in Blue (Forgotten Records)

An enjoyable exploration of Gershwin’s many facets with some rarities [RCh]

Miładowski and Chopin: Known and Unknown Romantics (Dux)

Unknown but attractive piano music by Miładowski but not my top choice for the Chopin [RCh]

Sophie Pacini (piano) Puzzle (Fuga Libera)

A very personal and individual approach to these romantic works that would not be for everyone [RCh]

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Weigl: Piano Concerto (cpo)

Wonderful late romanticism conveying vast landscapes of imagination [RCh]

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Franck: Piano Rarities (Grand Piano)

Interesting transcriptions but the drama here is far too restrained [RCh]