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Peter J. Rabinowitz
Fanfare, November 2020

…The disc as a whole is rich in surprises and quick turns: No stock interpretations, no business as usual. This interpretive flexibility is a special virtue in the Brahms Handel Variations. It’s a work that can be heavy weather in the hands of lesser pianists, but it emerges here with kaleidoscopic imagination, whether in the bright clarity of the trumpet calls in the Seventh Variation or the pseudo-Baroque solemnity of the 13th, the unusually dapper reading of the Theme or the witty (and unexpected) voicing in the First Variation. Such a quick reaction time might easily blur the music’s contours—but Park has a sure sense of rhetoric, and he never loses sight of the larger shape of the pieces. © 2020 Fanfare Read complete review



Stephen Estep
American Record Guide, September 2020

Park has a warm tone and uses plenty of vibrato; he takes care to illuminate the inner voices and to make the accompanying figures musically interesting…

…These are wonderful performances of some uncommon but enjoyable works. © 2020 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Terry Barfoot
MusicWeb International, July 2020

Christopher Park and Christoph Eschenbach have an excellent rapport. The orchestra plays splendidly, adding to the sense of commitment to the cause that Park undoubtedly brings. © 2020 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, May 2020

Park and Christoph Eschenbach form a community of souls to shape Franz Schubert’s and Liszt’s Wanderer Fantasy in the most intensive and extremely sensitive way, atmospherically certainly closer to the original than to Liszt.

Park then plays the Handel Variations by Johannes Brahms with refreshing spontaneity, enriched with bold rubato, very eloquent dynamic nuances and an admirable palette of colours. © 2020 Pizzicato Read complete review





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