, November 2012
WOMEN AT THE PIANO – AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES, Vol. 4 (1921–1955) 8.111218
WOMEN AT THE PIANO – AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES, Vol. 5 (1923–1955) 8.111219
…Naxos continues its fascinating series ‘Women at the Piano’ with Vols 4 and 5.
Virtually all these performances have a liberating joie de vivre, a freedom to let go and be oneself. Constance Keene…is scintillating, characterful and superbly assured…Reine Gianoli…is vivacious and original…
…with Liza Fuchsova we are…in a Smetana rarity…Marie-Thérèse Fourneau is both impassioned and insinuating…
Vol 5 is absorbing and includes performances of great documentary interest. As with the previous issue, many of these are by pianists whose names long ago slipped into oblivion and the newer volume displays a cornucopia of talents. © 2012 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone