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Robert Cummings
Classical Net, February 2002

"This version, however, may be the best of the lot. Certainly, less-fussy Lisztians will find its virtuosic dazzle, its brilliant colors, and its free-for-all glitz much to their liking. Throughout this disc, Yung Wook Yoo displays a deft interpretive sense and brilliant technique. The sound on both discs is clear and both are eminently recommendable."



Harold C. Schonberg
American Record Guide, April 2001

"Yoo is a young Korean-born pianist, Juilliard-trained, who is beginning to make a name for himself. He should. He seems to have all the gifts: lovely sound, unlimited technique, musicianship, all that it takes. He opens with the Beethoven-Liszt Capriccio alla Turca, a seldom-played piece except for its Turkish March, which has been beloved of pianists in recordings from the early 1900s on. Almost every legendary virtuoso took a crack at it. Yoo plays the complete Turkish Capriccio with panache, clearly having fun. He seems just as at home in the Goethe and Gellert song transcriptions. In short, he is a natural Liszt pianist, which means color and refinement as well as virtuosity. That he does have temperament is evident in the opening of the Turkish Capriccio. The notes explode in your ears."





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