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Jed Distler, April 2016

Busoni’s piano writing often proves more difficult than it actually sounds. Instead of glittery passage work and pyrotechnics, Busoni favors full bodied textures and polyphonic layering that can sound heavy and turgid in the wrong hands. However, Groschopp’s suave balancing of lines and registers, instinct for tone color, intelligent tempo choices and large-scale sustaining power ideally serve Busoni’s aesthetic. © 2016 Read complete review

Adrian Corleonis
Fanfare, November 2014

Sound is close and detailed…Recommended. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review

Adrian Corleonis
Fanfare, November 2014

…genially relaxed renderings of the Bach fare and searching readings of the arcane Busoni bits. © 2014 Fanfare

Huntley Dent
Fanfare, September 2014

Groschop…brings technical assurance to the most difficult arrangements here, and…has chosen to imitate the evenness of an organist’s touch.

…the entire experience turned out to be fascinating. The treasure trove of Bach’s genius has tempted countless arrangers, and thanks to Busoni, Groschopp drops a shower of gold coins in our laps. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review

Nick Barnard
MusicWeb International, August 2014

The engineering is good, able to cope with Groschopp’s wide dynamic range…the main reason for considering this set is the convenience of this wonderful music being collected in one place. Holger Groschopp is a very capable and dedicated guide…[and his] approach to the large organ transcriptions means a qualified recommendation. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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