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Brian Reinhart
MusicWeb International, August 2016

…I can’t say that Endres is consistently faster or slower than normal. He does what feels “right” for each work, with the end goal of making each melody feel truly singable. This is a pianist of formidable technical skill… © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Alan Becker
American Record Guide, March 2016

Endres, while supple and most sensitive in the slower pieces, brings more drama and tension than usual to the rapid ones. While expressive, he never fawns over the music, as is the tendency of some pianists. We can bask in the beauty without actually bathing in it. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Harriet Smith
Gramophone, November 2015

The fourth book, Op 53, is particularly delectable and Kirschnereit responds eagerly to the Presto agitato marking of the third number… © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Stephen Smoliar
Examiner.com, October 2015

In this respect, Endres’ approach to expressiveness is highly satisfying. He commands a broad repertoire of rhetorical techniques to engage as he finds just the right shading for each of his phrases. Much of this has to do with dynamic levels not only of the entire sonority but also at the level of individual voices in the counterpoint. However, equally powerful is the close attention that Endres pays to tempo and his capacity to create a feeling of suspense through even a subtle change of pace. Indeed, Endres’ capacity for expressiveness is so diverse and so well conceived that one might even go through both CDs in a single sitting without feeling that Mendelssohn was going on for too long! © 2015 Examiner.com Read complete review




Norman Lebrecht
Sinfini Music, September 2015

Endres lets the songs speak for themselves, without words. I like his unhurried way. When speed is indicated, he delivers full-throttle without raising the volume. This is just as one imagines Mendelssohn would have presented these songs over tea at Windsor with the young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You will not find a truer or more useful account of this delicate, hand-painted tea-set. © 2015 Sinfini Music Read complete review




Remy Frank
Pizzicato, September 2015

Michael Enders is a very sensitive pianist, and so none of the 48 Songs without words lacks anything of the deeply poetic character of the music. Just beautiful! © 2015 Pizzicato





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