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Kara Dahl Russell
The WSCL Blog, September 2015

[Osorio’s] technical facility and interpretational skill always please. © 2015 The WSCL Blog Read complete review



John Bell Young
Fanfare, July 2015

For most listeners, Osorio’s way with this music will be intelligible, exciting, and immensely satisfying. The engineering is outstanding, bringing to bear the sound of an exceptionally rich piano that is never shrill or harsh. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Robert Cummings
Classical Net, June 2015

…Osorio’s Pictures must be ranked among the finest accounts of this warhorse… Cedille’s sound reproduction is excellent… © 2015 Classical Net Read complete review



John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune, May 2015

Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” is the centerpiece of the Highland Park-based Mexican pianist’s first recording of Russian repertory. Osorio eschews the flashy pyrotechnics pianists in the post-Horowitz tradition bring to the Viktor Hartmann picture gallery, using his virtuosity to illuminate what makes the music still feel so starkly original. Perceptive accounts of Prokofiev’s Sixth Piano Sonata and an excerpt from “Romeo and Juliet,” along with Shostakovich’s Prelude and Fugue in D minor, round out a winning recital. © 2015 Chicago Tribune




David Hurwitz
ClassicsToday.com, April 2015

Romeo and Juliet Before Parting, in its piano arrangement, almost never fails to please, and it doesn’t here. The last and grandest of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, the D minor, also benefits from being heard as a stand-alone work.

Osorio’s promenade through Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is remarkable for its naturalness and coherence. Much of its success arises through effective pacing, particularly in the concluding Great Gate of Kiev, with its massive chordal writing perfectly laid out to achieve the grandest possible effect. © 2015 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, April 2015

Jorge Federico Osorio…shows once again the prowess that has made him one of the most widely sought-after pianists on the planet. In a program of works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky he sublimates his impressive technique to intelligent interpretations of some of the greatest works to have come out of Russia. © 2015 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



John J. Puccio
Classical Candor, March 2015

…the real highlight: the original piano version of Pictures at an Exhibition, subtitled “A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann,” by Modest Mussorgsky. Although the world probably knows the several orchestral versions of the work better than the piano version, the piano version holds its own pretty well, especially when played as expressively as Osorio plays it. © 2015 Classical Candor Read complete review



Lisa Flynn
WFMT (Chicago), February 2015

a riveting and richly pictorial recital… © 2015 WFMT (Chicago) Read complete review





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