Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

Keyword Search
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews

See latest reviews of other albums...

Harold Schonberg
American Record Guide, February 2001

"These two Spanish composers, Angel Barrios (1882-1964) and Manuel Infante (1883-1958), were almost exact contemporaries. Of the two, Infante made the bigger international impact. Few of us outside of Spain, I imagine, have ever before head a note of the music of Barrios. On the basis of this disc he was, like so many other Spanish composers of his time, an epigone of Albeniz and Granados.... Barrios and Infante were experienced composers who knew how to write for the piano, and their music has a pleasant blend of Spanish nationalism coupled to some virtuoso demands, all of which Gabrieluk handles easily. A Russian-born and Russian-trained woman, a pianist with a gorgeous sound and a knowledge of the Spanish idiom, she goes expertly through the music. This seems to be Spanish Month in the CD world, and this is one of many such discs recently issued. It is one of the better ones; and one of its virtues, aside from the idiomatic playing, is the fact that it introduces us to a segment of Spanish piano music not normally heard."

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group