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James Harrington
American Record Guide, September 2020

The five little pieces for piano duet are simpler—and appropriate for the medium. Blome plays the solo piano Bagatelles with warmth and personality. They are quite accessible and range from 1 to 5 minutes in length. © 2020 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jim Westhead
MusicWeb International, May 2020

The early Bagatelles are for solo piano and very short, usually about two minutes, the exception being the five-minute third Ruhig, warm which is a piece of lyrical beauty. The similarly lengthy final piece, Teufelei (devilry) is, at times, a rather driven affair interspersed with relaxing interludes which build up to impressive climaxes. Several of the pieces have unusual headings—Devilry, Ghostly Scurrying, Mischievous Grace, Somewhat Unpolished, Worthy of Liberty, and I have no doubt that despite the pianist Tatjana Blome making them sound easy, they are in fact anything but. © 2020 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Oliver Condy
BBC Music Magazine, May 2020

Capriccio’s ongoing Braunfels revival is most welcome. The two-piano variations on ‘Au clair de la lune’ are full of delicious moments, while the Little Pieces are utterly charming. © 2020 BBC Music Magazine



Records International, March 2020

The Braunfels Renaissance continues with a recital of lighter and more substantial (the Variations) keyboard music. © 2020 Records International



Ralph Graves
WTJU, February 2020

Tatjana Blome and Holger Groschopp perform with distinction. Their interpretation of Braunfels Post-Romantic music leans into the drama and the emotion. And their technical skills ensure the complex counterpoints Braunfels weaves between the instruments is clearly articulated.

Braunfels was a pianist who achieved recognition as a symphonic composer. I heard both aspects in these works. Braunfels uses the piano effectively, and the four-hands music seemed to have an expansive symphonic quality to it.

A nice edition to Capriccio’s series. © 2020 WTJU Read complete review





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