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Jed Distler
Gramophone, January 2017

Carlo Grante’s detailed, colourful and thoughtfully articulated interpretations will be hard to equal, let alone surpass; he clearly commits to Adolphe’s multifaceted expressive range. The pianist appropriately lets his hair down for nine Piano Puzzlers, where Adolphe ingenuously serves up traditional songs plus one Gershwin tune (‘Our love is here to stay’) à la Chopin. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone, December 2016

Chopin Dreams, which dates to 2014, may seem on the surface to be a rather nightmarish use of Chopin’s delicate, even precious music, but the whole thing works surprisingly well as long as listeners maintain a sense of humor. Seven Thoughts Considered as Music (2016) is a somewhat more serious work, and again very well suited to the pianism of Grante, who is its co-dedicatee. …These pieces have “encore” written all over them: they play with popular tunes in the style of various classical composers—Chopin, in the case of all nine heard here. There is nothing that is profound and much that is pleasurable in hearing, among others, London Bridge Is Falling Down and When the Saints Go Marching In served up more or less in Chopin’s style. © 2016 Read complete review

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