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Roy Westbrook
MusicWeb International, June 2015

Both these prize-winning Polish performers are very impressive indeed. Voytek Proniewicz has both the big technique and appealing tone for such repertoire. Wojciech Waleczek is a worthy partner—Liszt after all is unlikely to provide straightforward piano parts. Waleczek is certainly up to their more outrageous demands. In the shorter works they exude charm and an easy sense of style, and bring the same commitment to those works as to the larger ones. In the Grand Duo they are formidable, not least in the fourth variation, a tarantella which is a tour de force in such skilful hands.

All in all this is a very enjoyable disc, well recorded, with intriguing repertoire splendidly played. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Edward Bhesania
The Strad, June 2015

Proniewicz’s high-lying harmonics in the fourth movement [of the Duo Sonata] are both floated and secure. The single-movement Grand duo concertant, closing the disc, is a paraphrase on a popular romance: Proniewicz’s lyrical gift comes into play here, with plenty of charm. Both players show their mettle in the Tarantella-like variation and its ensuing Animato marziale with playing of clarity and agility.

The sound is well captured and the two players are self-assured throughout. © 2015 The Strad Read complete review



Jeremy Nicholas
Gramophone, May 2015

The relatively small amount of chamber music that Liszt did write turns up infrequently on disc. This one, with its two fine protagonists, might encourage others to explore these gems from his seemingly bottomless treasure chest. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



David W. Moore
American Record Guide, March 2015

[The] two musicians play these works with sensitive attention to their idioms and intents. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Robert Cummings
Classical Net, February 2015

[Proniewicz and Waleczek] consistently turn in splendid work here and in all the music on this disc…[and] both certainly have the full measure of this music in hand. They completely grasp the multi-faceted nature of Liszt, from his folk-oriented side to his fiery Romantic character and onto to his somber introspective side. Their broad range of dynamics, subtle sense for mood, instrumental balancing, and technical skills are all first rate. © 2015 Classical Net Read complete review



Philip R Buttall
MusicWeb International, January 2015

…the superb quality of the playing, instrumental balance, real flair for, and affinity with the music itself would make it a desirable addition to any collection. Couple this with Naxos’s first-rate recording and budget price, and it surely makes it irresistible, whether you’re interested in expanding your knowledge of Liszt’s chamber-music output, or you’re just a fan of the ever-popular combination of violin and piano. Very good listening, either way. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, January 2015

From the small catalogue of Franz Liszt’s chamber music Voytek Proniewicz and Wojciech Waleczek play all major works for violin and piano. In their expressive and passionate performances, the dialogue is spontaneous and the balance between the violin and the piano is just perfect. © 2015 Pizzicato



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, January 2015

 Performances are expert, and have been well recorded. © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, December 2014

If you delve deep into the enormous catalogue of music composed by Liszt, you will come to chamber music that contains a handful of works for violin and piano. As a virtuoso of the instrument, he does seem to have been more inclined towards the keyboard, the violin used to decorate or double the piano part where we find attractive thematic material. The twenty-one year old composer, having just heard a concert given by Chopin, uses some of his polonaises in a Duo Sonata that could well have come from any competent composer of the time. Forty years later, the short work to celebrate the marriage of the famous Hungarian violinist, Eduard Reményi, is an extended sentimental melody from the same spiritual home as his seraphic picture of The Three Gypsies. And so we return to the young Liszt, with the very dramatic Grand Duo concertante, a big and bold score well worth our attention. There have been passing moments where the young Polish violinist, Voytek Proniewicz, found that Liszt’s scoring poses intonation problems, but together with his partner, Wojciech Waleczek, there is a warm and obvious empathy with the music. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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