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Phillip Scott
Fanfare, November 2014

This well-filled new disc of the composer’s piano music may be the most impressive yet.

The Lisbon-born pianist has made many interesting recordings over the years and this is one of his best. Sound quality is first-rate as well…A firm recommendation from me. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Hubert Culot
MusicWeb International, August 2014

Arturo Pizarro’s playing is remarkably assured, full of character and perfectly in tune with the music which he audibly loves. Add to this that his beautiful playing is caught in a superb and natural recorded sound and it is clear that this release is a must for all Lopes-Graça fans. I hope that Pizarro and Capriccio will be persuaded to record more of it soon. If Lopes-Graça’s music is new to you I really think that there cannot be a better place to begin. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Bryce Morrison
Gramophone, August 2014

Artur Pizarro’s brilliant and urgently committed recital ranges widely through memories of Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Bartók, Debussy and Ravel…all these influences are transmuted into music of a pungent singularity…[you’ll be] struck at every turn by the composer’s compulsive and insistent voice. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



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

All these works show sparkle, zest and brilliance along with a genuine feel for the pianoforte. They are played well by Maestro Pizarro.

There is much sheer pleasure to be gained from becoming familiar with this music and its fine performances. [This] is fundamental, even foundational piano music of the last century. It is sure to please those who love the burgeoning of the new as of last century, lovers of piano music and explorers of our now rather gracefully aging musical modernist period. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review





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