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Johan van Veen
musica Dei donum, September 2015

…I find [Schornsheim’s] performance totally convincing as the many twists and turns which are so much a feature of CPE Bach’s keyboard music come off perfectly. It was a good idea to focus on two genres from the six collections für Kenner und Liebhaber as it reveals how differently the composer has used this form, from almost deep despair to a kind of humour… © 2015 musica Dei donum Read complete review

Michael Ullman
Fanfare, March 2015

Schornsheim seems a virtuoso not merely because of her ability to play quickly and forcefully, but because of the way she negotiates the shifts in mood and tempo in a manner that seems so correct. The recorded sound…is close and brilliant. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Graham Lock
International Piano, January 2015

Schornsheim certainly delights in the music’s capricious twists and turns. © 2015 International Piano

David Hurwitz, November 2014

For this program, Christine Schornsheim has selected an absolutely magnificent tangent piano housed in Schloß Bad Korzingen, one which, along with her scintillating playing, really brings this music to life.

There are some very substantial works here, packed with colorful contrasts, including the C Major Fantasia Wq 59/6, and the wonderful E Major Rondo Wq 57/1, and Schornsheim plays them all with unaffected mastery and an impish delight in their “what comes next” abruptness. The engineering of her splendid instrument is also drop-dead gorgeous. This is a great recital from start to finish, an aural and expressive delight. © 2014 Read complete review

Jed Distler
Gramophone, November 2014

Schornsheim gives dramatic and colourful shape to the opening E flat Fantasia’s cresting arpeggiations and spices up the melodic whimsy in the B flat major and C minor Rondos with split-second pauses between certain phrases. Perhaps the other E major Rondo Wq57/1 best showcases Schornsheim’s ingenuous sense of timing, as the music wanders through as many moods as changes of key.

…this is one of the CPE Bach anniversary year’s more delectable offerings. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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