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Jean-Pascal Hanss
Repertoire, June 2000

"On retrouve [le Concerto, Fantaisie, et Ouverture] avec plaisir a prix doux dans une interpretation vivante, trouvant un juste equilibre entre elegance et flamboyance. Comme dans son enregistrement precedent, Antoni Wit fait preuve d'une relative sagesse rythmique qui permet aux interpretes de mettre en valeur l'aspect melodique en degageant un certain raffinement sonore."

"With great pleasure one finds lively interpretations of these works at an affordable price, striking the right balance between elegance and flamboyance. As in his preceding recording, Antoni Wit shows a relative rhythmic wisdom which allows the performers to emphasize the music's melodic character."

Steven Haller
American Record Guide, April 2000

"Once again the orchestra plays like angels..."

Donald Manildi
International Record Review, March 2000

"Fialkowska brings us the first budget-price version [of Paderewski's Piano Concerto] and lavishes her considerable resources on both the concerto and the lively, attractive Polish Fantasy, written five years later."

Geoffrey Norris
The Daily Telegraph (Australia), February 2000

"The Canadian-born pianist Janina Fialkowska brings dash and flair to this pairing of the two works Paderewski wrote for piano and orchestra...there is a robustness of colouring, tinged with Polish folk inflections, which gives them a personal stamp. The vigorous piano writing, designed for maximum impact, gives opportunities for Fialkowska to display her own virtuosity. But she and the orchestra also respond sensitively to the reflective moments in among the thrills."

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