Rob Challinor

gershwin propper forgotten

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]

Weigl Gaudenz cpo 555360-2

Weigl: Piano Concerto (cpo)

Wonderful late romanticism conveying vast landscapes of imagination [RCh]

Franck rarities GP906

Franck: Piano Rarities (Grand Piano)

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

Mendelssohn F Das Jahr Danacord DACOCD957

Mendelssohn, F: Das Jahr (Danacord)

An attractive performance of Mendelssohn-Hensel’s most ambitious piano collection [RCh]

Mayer piano CDS7980

Mayer: Piano works (Dynamic)

Attractive miniatures in the mould of Schumann and Mendelssohn [RCh]

Czerny-Stefańska (piano) Concert Tours in Germany (Meloclassic)

An excellent all-round portrait of this outstanding pianist [RCh]

Farrenc: Piano Works Vol. 1 (Grand Piano)

Marvellous playing here highlighting the splendid writing of this neglected composer [RCh]

Piano Music From Vienna (Gramola)

A vivid evocation of the opulence and spirit of Vienna [RCh]

Bright day CD503053

The Bright Day is Done (Claves)

A day full of music, never a bad thing [RCh]

Leoncavallo piano C00629

Leoncavallo: Piano Works (Da Vinci)

Melodious salon pieces with some attractive and impish surprises [RCh]

Challinor - Saint-Saens piano - Piano21

Saint-Saëns: Piano Works and Transcriptions (Piano21)

Saint-Saëns heard in a new way in a vivid and creative programme [RCh]

Askenase Germany MC1065

Stefan Askenase (piano) Concerts (Meloclassic)

Finesse and elegance in these richly recorded recitals [RCh]

Franck piano EPRC0048

Franck: Piano Works (Evil Penguin)

A well-considered programme, polished playing, but I miss the grander passions [RCh]

Husum piano DACOCD949

Piano Rarities at Husum 2022 (Danacord)

Husum surprises and delights once more [RCh]