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Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2017

Endres’s Schubert is refined, …His approach is uncomplicated, appropriate for the ‘Kupelwies Waltz’ and the Allegretto—clean works. The Impromptus are polished and sensitive, but more straightforward. He is extremely attentive to the harmonic changes, …His precise and clear approach is most effective in the second impromptu: the outer sections flow like water. The voicing is impeccable… © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Jed Distler
ClassicsToday.com, July 2017

Michael Endres’ Schubert Impromptus come close to reference standards for technical refinement, perceptive musicianship, and idiomatic sense of style in a splendidly engineered recording that originates from Cologne Radio. …Endres largely adheres to a brisk steady tempo, using rubato with the utmost discretion, and makes interpretive points through articulation, color, and balance.

D. 935’s Impromptus similarly operate on a high level. Again, Endres manages to give specific character to the opening F minor’s contrasting sections while maintainng a unifying metric trajectory (metronomic, never). …Endres wisely varies his touch, bringing a welcome and expressively relevant diamond edge to the accented chords.

The B-flat Theme and Variations Impromptu receives a lovely, flexible reading.

Endres resists the fashionable temptation to probe the C minor Allegretto and the B minor Hungarian Melody for hidden profundities, and also plays the A major Andante and the Kupelwieser Waltz with simplicity and directness. © 2017 Classicstoday.com Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, February 2017

Michael Endres’s last instalment of his Schubert cycle shows a compelling sense of dramaturgy with a characteristic balance of intellectual understanding and spontaneous intensity. These are valuable and very personal recordings of the great Schubert piano works. © 2017 Pizzicato





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