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Mark L. Lehman
American Record Guide, November 2014

[In Prelude Autunnali]…Malipiero’s aching, gorgeous chords shimmer with a kind of magical poignancy, reverberating deep into the darkness like moonlight on still waters. It’s for moments like these that I return to this music. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, August 2014

Early Modernism fascinates me greatly in any event. It was a period of liberation and discovery. The creative energy released by opening up the harmonic, rhythmic and structural-melodic floodgates was real and filled with potential.

Malipiero responded with some very original piano music, of which we have five sets on the recording, two enjoying their first recordings, incredibly.

…as this album attests, he had a marvelous way of writing music that was quite pianistic, memorable and supremely musical without requiring superhuman pyrotechnical skills.

Rira Lim gives us a Malipiero…with real artistry.

Highly recommended. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2014

The enigmatic Italian composer, Gian Francesco Malipiero, described the piano as ‘this strange enemy of mine’, though he still wrote a large amount of music for it. It seems to have been a love-hate relationship, his fascination with its wide range of sonorities being reflected in his groups of musical pictures, the five sets included in this disc covering the years 1909–1921. The South Korean pianist, Rira Lim, takes the technical hurdles with ease, and does her utmost to promote the composer… © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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