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Phillip Scott
Fanfare, November 2017

Ernst’s performance is clean and crisp, which suits the music admirably… © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Don O’Connor
American Record Guide, September 2017

The performances are uniformly skilled and sympathetic. The Dortmund Orchestra sounds alert and disciplined, with Feltz’s interpretation right on top of the music. Ernst’s pianism has dexterity and power, but never at the expense of sensitivity. It’s tip-top in the sonata, which demands fingerwork of the utmost virtuosity and voice-leading of the utmost clarity. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Lynn René Bayley
The Art Music Lounge, May 2017

The performance of the concerto is absolutely first-rate, thanks in large measure to the powerful conducting of Gabriel Feltz. Pianist Moritz Ernst plays with sensitivity and a wonderful lyric line, but there were a few moments when I wished he were more dynamic. The orchestra is splendidly recorded to boot: listen to the richness of the basses in the slow movement.

In the sonata, we hear Ullmann conversing, as it were, with himself. The work is ruminative, moving from section to section and tempo to tempo like a hiker going through the woods and stopping every so often to admire the flora and fauna. © 2017 The Art Music Lounge Read complete review

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