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Penguin Guide, January 2009

Idil Biret readily captures the graceful intimacy of the A flat and B flat Intermezzi. Of the two Rhapsodies, the second is particularly fine, boldly spontaneous, its dark colouring caught well. The Fantasias, Op. 116, bring some beautifully reflective playing, notably in the three Intermezzi grouped together (in E major and E minor), while the framing G minor and D minor Capriccios are passionately felt, the latter ending the recital strongly. This is all impressively characterized Brahms playing, and the recording does not lack sonority.

Robert Cummings
Classical Net, September 2001

"Naxos provides absolutely excellent sound, making this a most desirable disc of piano music from an artist we're certainly likely to hear more from."

CD Review

"Another clear winner from this distinguished Turkish pianist"

Classic CD

"a snip at budget price"


"there is much to enjoy in the physical and dramatic delivery of the two Rhapsodies"

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