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Dominy Clements
MusicWeb International, May 2017

…this is a superb recording and performance of both of these works. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Jed Distler
Gramophone, April 2017

…Gabriele Baldocci treats the Beethoven/Liszt Eroica as a symphony for piano and pianist. From the broadening introductory chords onwards, the pianist inflects his brisk first-movement tempo with rhetorical adjustments that few contemporary conductors would fathom yet which manage to sound fluidly organic. Big chords representing massive orchestral tuttis constantly vary in weight and voicing, while careful contouring of inner voices and secondary contrapuntal lines helps move things along.

The Funeral March is no less remarkable in Baldocci’s hands. He unfolds the main theme with the subtlest rubato that allows bass-lines to take meaningful shape, while well-differentiated legato and detached phrasing lend further textural interest and distinction. While Baldocci’s acceleration in the fughetta arguably softens the music’s devastating build, it admittedly makes pianistic sense. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Jed Distler, January 2017

In Gabriele Baldocci’s hands the Beethoven/Liszt “Eroica” symphony transcription conveys impressive, multi-leveled pianistic sheen.

…Baldocci’s highly cultivated artistry warrants serious consideration, and I look forward to his Beethoven/Liszt cycle’s future volumes. © 2017 Read complete review

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