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Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2016

Barto is thoughtful with his interpretation. Moments of lyrical beauty emerge in the first movement. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Jed Distler
ClassicsToday.com, June 2016

…Barto turns in an expansive, “neo-Impressionist” account of the music.

…it’s hard not to be seduced by Barto’s ample sonority and prodigious color palette. …you have to credit Barto for abandoning his customary vulgarian pose and showing up as a serious musician. © 2016 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Stephen Barber
MusicWeb International, May 2016

A performer needs a coherent conception of the work to avoid the risk of all this heterogeneous material simply falling apart. Tzimon Barto’s approach I would characterize as impressionist. He has a lovely tone and touch, and so is most successful in the third and fourth movements… © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Infodad.com, April 2016

…Barto has more than enough pianistic technique to handle Ives’ considerable complexity, along with a wide enough range of emotion to handle the highly serious, dense sections of the work, of which there are many, while also allowing Ives’ humor to peek through and, very occasionally, burst forth untrammeled. © 2016 Infodad.com Read complete review





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