The Dallas Morning News
"Jeno Jando, music of Bela Bartok, Out of Doors (Naxos): Rarely has a composer looked less like his music than Bartok. Photographs portray him as a slight, shy and rather apprehensive man who apparently never smiled. But start the first track of this fine recording and you hear something else. The pounding bass chords of "With Drums and Pipes" suggest that he still possessed the genes of his ancient and wild Magyar ancestors.
But Bartok was a multifaceted composer and the 27 tracks on the release represent a wide variety of moods. The first of Four Dirges is not so much sad as atmospheric -- reminiscent, in spirit, of Debussy.
Despite the composer's invariably solemn countenance, there is wit as well. "Quarrel" is, well, quarrelsome. "A Little Tipsy" lurches around, its jerky motion aptly reflecting the title.
The Hungarian pianist Jeno Jando's bold and reflective performances make a strong case for this appealing music."