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James Harrington
American Record Guide, January 2015

Intellectually and inspirationally this is a captivating recital. Kamangar is also a fine pianist, with plenty of technique and a true romantic spirit.

I found everything worth many hearings; …superb piano sound make this something I’ll return to often. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Mel Martin
Audiophile Audition, December 2014

These are excellent performances, technically and emotionally. Miss Kamangar has full command of the keyboard. While some tracks, like the Khachaturian and the Rachmaninoff are familiar to me, Miss Kamangar has brought a fresh vision to the works and made them her own. I particularly enjoyed listening to the lesser known works of Hossein and Tjeknavorian.

The piano sound is rich and sonorous. Miss Kamangar is in increasing demand as a soloist with many of the major orchestras of the world, and that’s no surprise.

This is a fine, even a spellbinding CD, with an interesting and unique program. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, November 2014

The young pianist Tara Kamangar…[is] a very accomplished pianist in every selection, and the piano has been well recorded by Delos…this CD is thoroughly enjoyable. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Vivien Schweitzer
The New York Times, August 2014

…all rendered with passionate, soulful conviction. © 2014 The New York Times Read complete review



Daniel Stephen Johnson
WQXR (New York), August 2014

Pianist Tara Kamangar…[put] together…a luxuriously lovely recital of virtuoso piano music…curated…with acute and subtle awareness of the connections between musical traditions.

…it is easy to believe that these pieces share a musical lineage when they are unified by pianism as consistent as Kamangar’s. Her softly shaded chiaroscuro technique lends depth and warmth to the work of every composer in this collection, from the well-known Soviet masters to her singular Iranian finds. © 2014 WQXR (New York) Read complete review





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