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Colin Clarke
International Piano, January 2015

…Gámiz is a committed interpreter, supported by an adequate recording. © 2015 International Piano



Stephen Smoliar
Examiner.com, October 2014

…there is much to be gained from listening to this particular album, where we encounter Albéniz before he unleashed the full force of that virtuosity for which he is best known. © 2014 Examiner.com Read complete review



Bryce Morrison
Gramophone, October 2014

…for Juan José Mudarra Gámiz there is little need for apology or negation. All his performances are shot through with brilliance and conviction. And even in those pieces which are over-extended and repetitious, his voltage and enthusiasm somehow carry the day. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



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

…with the very well-suited Juan José Mudarra Gámiz at the piano, this is some pretty excellent coverage.

There is rhythmic vitality, a kind of punchiness that comes out of the way he channeled his Spanish heritage. And there are glimpses of the colorful French influence, his take on impressionism, not fully realized but still latent.

Juan José Mudarra Gámiz goes quite a ways with these deceptively straightforward pieces. He gives them a sharply rhythmic snap when it is called for, shaping the musical momentum and definition with appropriate, directly charged forward motion.

…[the works] give insights into [Albeniz’s] beginnings and have a good deal of charm and fresh air, a lyricism and tunefulness that was to come out ever more originally in subsequent works. Volume 5 gives us a lesser-known but vivid set of works most of us have not heard before in sparkling renditions. And that is worthy and valuable in itself. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, August 2014

…the filigree of his four pictures depicting The Seasons is charming, while the lazy Autumn Waltz from 1890 could well be a picture of a Viennese cafe pianist improvising late into the evening for his own enjoyment…Juan Jose Mudarra Gamiz, is an ideal choice for such limpid music, the clarity of his fingers captured in one of the most realistic piano recordings I have heard. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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