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Jack Sullivan
American Record Guide, July 2018

Niklas Sivelov plays the Presto finale with drive, but also delicacy and clarity, as he does the racy Toccata that ends the album. The latest work, Trifolglio, from 1954, was described by Nadia Boulanger, his teacher at the time, as “a very touching farewell” to the Northern lights aesthetic. The finale, an Elegy, is an icy but expressive goodbye. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Records International, December 2017

This [Disc] is considerably more than a collection of juvenilia for Nørgård completists, as even the earliest works are worth hearing in their own right. As a teenager, the precocious young composer was teeming with ideas, even before he possessed the technique to express them on paper in terms of conventional keys and meters. The very early ‘Sonata for Piano’ (1949) recently renamed by the composer Sonata capricciosa, is full of vitality and invention… © 2017 Records International Read complete review

Robert Benson, December 2017

These piano pieces are fascinating. Don’t expect a cool Nordic atmosphere‚ this music is modern, jagged often dissonant and reminiscent of Prokofiev. Two works are premiere recordings. The program ends with a dynamic Toccata written when Norgard was only 17. …All of this is superbly played by Swedish pianist Niklas Sivelöv, and the rich piano sound in these recordings made in Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Music are solid sonically. © 2017 Read complete review

Lynn René Bayley
The Art Music Lounge, November 2017

Sivelöv plays with great affection and feeling, imbuing each and every page with just the right sensibility and feeling.

…a delightful album and one that illustrates the early career path of this excellent composer. © 2017 The Art Music Lounge Read complete review

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