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Penguin Guide, January 2009

This is more than serviceable, both for performances and recordings, for those with limited budgets and makes a good individual collection…



Michael Stenger
STEREO, May 2000

"Der Pianist Bernd Glemser ist ein Virtuose ohne Furcht und Tadel. Er verfügt über enorme manuelle Möglichkeiten, die ihm einen Platz in der Oberliga sichern. Auch der zweite Teil vom Prokofieff-Zyklus erfüllt höchste Ansprüche. Die frühen Sonaten fordern motorische Energie, Treffsicherheit und das Gespür für musikalisches Schlendern. Das alles liefert Glemser mit feurigem Temperament. In den bekannten zehn 'Romeo und Julia'-Stücken meisselt er die Konturen scharf heraus, geizt nicht mit Pointierungslust und kostet versponnene Momente aus."



Wadham Sutton
BBC Music Magazine, September 1999

"Prokofiev's piano writing... requires the highest degree of virtuosity, not only in encompassing the actual notes, which rarely lie comfortably under the fingers, but also in achieving long-term architectural perspective. Glemser has all it takes-the seer technical prowess, clarity of touch, balance between the hands, perfect phrasing, sensible and sensitive pedalling. He can bring out a melody line wherever in the texture it occurs, and he takes the ritenutos and rallentandos as part of an ongoing, gradually unfolding process. His dynamic range is wide, and he's equally at home with the serenity of the Fourth Sonata's start and the swagger of its finish. The Ten Pieces Prokofiev arranged from his Romeo and Juliet ballet can rarely have sounded so varied and so beguiling."






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