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Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, March 2017

While these are not my favorite works and by Maso’s own admission sound dull at first—Memories of My Little Corner sounds like silent film music but without the visuals to buttress the music—the playing is sound, full of color, and makes the most out of what seems like somewhat limited musical material. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Gary Higginson
MusicWeb International, November 2016

Masó…has a complete grasp of Turina’s language and musical needs and he is aided by a perfectly serviceable recording. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, October 2016

With the twelfth volume of the complete piano music by Joaquín Turina, we have reached the penultimate release, Jordi Masó keeping some gems to the very end. They can be easily classified as ‘programmatic’ pieces, the first, Recuerdos de mi rincon, capturing in music twelve people in Turina’s Madrid neighbourhood. In total a substantial score, they are mostly amusing caricatures, though there is one particular moment of deep sadness. Inspiring numerous Spanish composers, the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was to provide Turina with many ideas, La Venta de los Gatos (The Cat’s Inn) being a picture of a real tavern in Seville expressed with obvious affection and some sorrowfulness. The second inspiration came with a score in three movements for El Cristo de la Calavera (The Christ of the Skull), the story of two young men fighting a duel for the hand of a young woman, but are prevented from hurting one another by a religious image. So we move from a vivacious party of the opening movement through to the serious aspects of the score that graphically reflects the scenario of the staged play. It is here performed in a piano reduction. Navidad (Christmas) combines the religious aspects of the title in a work of infinite charm. Masó is a most persuasive guide to Turina, and, as before, the sound quality is impeccable. © 2016 David’s Review Corner





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