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Lucía Martín-Maestro Verbo
Melómano (Spain), April 2017

ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Solaun) GP705
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Solaun) GP706
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 3 (Solaun) GP707

…whether because of the unusual programme or the superb interpretations offered by Solaun, we are faced with a collection of music that needs to be listened to, an essential album that promises to delight even the most demanding music lover. © 2017 Melómano




Emili Blasco
Scherzo, March 2017

ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Solaun) GP705
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Solaun) GP706
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 3 (Solaun) GP707

Full recommendation for these completely outstanding albums, thanks to the indisputable merit of a communicator who is so thoroughly engaged with the music he plays. © 2017 Scherzo




Jessica Duchen
BBC Music Magazine, February 2017

ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 1 (Solaun) GP705
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Solaun) GP706
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 3 (Solaun) GP707

[…] Josu de Solaun makes a seriously persuasive case for the varied and absorbing piano music in these three discs. […] De Solaun never makes heavy weather of Enescu’s demanding writing, but lets expression lead at all times, no matter how intense the virtuosity. There’s a bouncy vitality to his playing, a warm and intimate approach to phrasing and beautifully mellow tone quality. © 2017 BBC Music Magazine



Stephen Estep
American Record Guide, January 2017

ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 2 (Solaun) GP706
ENESCU, G.: Piano Works (Complete), Vol. 3 (Solaun) GP707

De Solaun is a wonderful pianist, especially in the colorful worlds of the Second Piano Suite. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Denton
David's Review Corner, September 2016

The third and final disc in the complete solo piano works of George Enescu returns to music from the precocious multi-talented teenager with its many influences. The Scherzo and the Ballade written while he was still a thirteen-year-old Vienna student, and even at this early stage he was displaying an exceptional embryonic talent. How quickly he progressed to a personal style comes three years later with La Fileuse and Regrets, a hint of French Impressionism having taken over from the Germanic influence, Pastiche in the Suite ‘Dans le style Ancien’ as from a student proving he understood the past. Then, as we come to the end of the disc, we reach his impending adulthood with a tender and exceedingly beautiful Impromptu in C major written in the first days of the Twentieth century. If you have read my previous reviews in this series, you will recall how I have enjoyed the playing of the American-trained Spanish pianist, Josu De Solaun. If Grand Piano is going to plead the cause for long neglected music, you need such dedicated advocates. Technically he is outstanding, and, with a modicum of personal freedom, he has breathed life into the music. A hugely successful series. © 2016 David’s Review Corner





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