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William Kreindler
MusicWeb International, December 2013

Lucy Mauro would deserve the highest praise just for bringing Lang’s piano music to our attention, but her performances on this disc are so committed and fluent as to be equally noteworthy. Most impressive are her presentation of Lang’s unique harmony and her sensitivity to the emotional content of these pieces. This disc merits high praise both for performance and as another step in reviving the fame of an important American composer. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, November 2013

Mauro is a polished advocate, with delightful interpretations communicating the richness and variety of [Lang’s] piano works.

Lang’s colorful imagination and use of picturesque poetry is admirably illustrated through Mauro’s excellent balance, sensitivity, and taste.

This engaging release should encourage listeners to listen to the rest of the composer’s output, especially Mauro’s two recordings of Lang’s vocal repertoire with tenor Donald George on Delos. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




MaestroSteve
Cinemusical, August 2013

Hearing these works is a refreshing way to hear another important American musical voice while having another window at one of the 19th Century’s virtuoso pianist-composers. Lang’s music has a great warmth and wit as well as a very good dramatic sense that seems to bridge salon music with the concert hall leaving one’s audience enrapt by the gorgeous music.

The Delos release has a good piano sound and Mauro’s performances are excellent. This is an important release of American music that is filled with captivating music. © 2013 Cinemusical Read complete review





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