, November 2012
Palmgren’s…Sonata Op.11 is a remarkably assured piece of music, not only as to the piano writing but also the quality and memorable fibre of the thematic content. It is obviously an ambitious work that achieves its goal within a relatively short time span and with great formal clarity.
…Palmgren’s Twenty-four Preludes Op.17 are quite well worth hearing and I for one enjoyed this fairly substantial set enormously.
The short May Night Op.27/4…is a fairly simple but quite effective vignette of great charm.
This is a very fine release indeed for Henri Sigfridsson plays superbly, with commitment and impeccable technique and he obviously relishes every ounce of the music. The recording is excellent and Kimmo Korhonen’s informative and detailed notes are yet another asset.
In short this beautifully produced release should appeal to anyone with a liking for superbly crafted music in a warmly expressive Romantic idiom. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review