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Jonathan Bellman
American Record Guide, August 2000

"Martinez-Sobral was no amateur, and these works show both craft and a distinct compositional personality. The sonata sounds somewhat quirky to the modern ear, less because of the earlier styles that the way they are mixed. The first movement of his sonata is a strange brew of Mozartean classicism spiced with sonorities borrowed from Grieg's Holberg Suite, say, and the odd water-music transition. II is an evocation of Mozart in song form, III a hint of an early Beethoven scherzo, and the finale an exercise in fleet Mendelssohniana. There is a charm, though, about the way these somewhat disparate influences are brought together.

"Suzanne Husson's transparent, polished pianism is perfect for these works; her command of the classical and romantic emotional vocabularies is complete, and so she is an ideal interpreter. In sum, this was a very pleasant surprise: a sympathetic presentation of works from a relatively unknown corner of the piano repertoire."





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