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Lawrence Hansen
American Record Guide, January 2014

Capriccio offers sterling recorded sound…with a good balance between the solo piano and the orchestra in the concertos. The solo piano’s sound in Disc 2 is full and rich and expansive, but not overblown or unnatural. Francesco Del Bravo’s extensive album notes are particularly welcome for explaining this unfamiliar music. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Scott Noriega
Fanfare, September 2013

All of the works on the current recording…are all pleasing to listen to, all idiomatically written for the instrument, and all unashamedly tonally inspired. Both the pianist and the orchestra handle the scores well. The readings are spirited and highly polished, the pianist managing all of the difficulties of this music…The Neubrandenburger Philharmonie players accompany beautifully under the direction of Stefan Malzew…Throughout the recital Massa proves himself a very fine guide to these neglected pieces.

There is much great music here…In top quality sound, resonant enough to capture the numerous changes in sonority in the solo literature, and without audience noise in the concertos…and with top-notch performances all around, there is little to discourage one from acquiring this set. If the early 20th century is your time period, then this music is a must. © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review





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