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Jens F. Laurson
Ionarts, December 2015

…Jumppanen inserts personality and interpretation that will make the purist blanch and musicians snigger: A bit of cheek, but never outlandish. Ondine’s direct, close, but not claustrophobic sound is very gratifying—dare I say: ideal! © 2015 Ionarts Read complete review

Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2014

Along with crisp runs and vivid colors, [Jumppanen’s] sheer enthusiasm intensifies the immediacy of his performance. Subtle improvisatory twists, particularly with ornamentation, feel perfectly placed. The Hammerklavier is truly authoritative.

This is one of the more fascinating Beethoven recordings I have heard recently. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

International Record Review, June 2014

Jumppanen is a fine pianist and a thinking musician who plays these early works with vitality, sensitivity and imagination, enjoying the resources of a modern grand piano, which has been very well recorded, tangibly and faithfully, not least in terms of dynamic range, and his playing exudes wit and nobility. © 2014 BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine, May 2014

Certainly Jumppanen is prodigiously gifted, and he provides deeply felt accounts of the slow movements, and dazzling pianism of the outer movements of the A major and C major Sonatas…stimulating performances. © 2014 BBC Music Magazine

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