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Ryan Vigil
American Record Guide, July 2014

The pianist’s choices of tempo are…perfectly calibrated for the experience of the music he wishes to craft…the music very much comes alive in the hands of this capable performer. Gorlatch has something to say about this music, and he says it very well. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Roger Blackburn
MusicWeb International, May 2014

Judging by the interview documented in the liner notes, Alexej Gorlatch is a very intelligent and mature young pianist. That impression is certainly borne out in these performances. He has the necessary technique for all the storms of these minor-key works from Beethoven’s ‘middle-period’. With this is coupled a gentle sensitivity which sounds natural rather than applied.

…Alexej Gorlatch’s performances are very good. His playing is not self-consciously virtuosic, articulation is clean and dynamics well thought out. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Jed Distler
Gramophone, May 2014

…Alexej Gorlatch…plays up the imposing dynamic contrasts in the Pathétique Sonata’s first movement and obtains a rare combination of crisp clarity and sonorous heft in the difficult-to-sustain left-hand broken octaves. Gorlatch understates the Moonlight’s Adagio sostenuto’s dynamics, unfolding the music at a brisk and flexible tempo that directly corresponds to his lilting, intelligently voiced Allegretto. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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