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Paul Kennedy
Audiophile Audition, March 2016

…a wonderful introduction to a lesser-known dimension of a well-known and loved composer. © 2016 Audiophile Audition Read complete review



George Dorris
Ballet Review, March 2016

Juan Carlos Rodríguez, a fine pianist born, like Falla, in Cadiz, and trained in Seville, plays these pieces with strong fingers and full understanding. © 2016 Ballet Review



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, January 2016

[Rodriguez’s] dazzling in his virtuosic technique, and every note of the complex keyboard writing is beautifully captured in recorded sound far exceeding de Larrocha’s accounts. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




Michael Church
BBC Music Magazine, October 2015

A remarkable small oeuvre, but as played here always charming and felicitous: the earliest pieces are entirely Chopinesque, then we hear echoes of Satie, Grieg, Ravel and above all Granados. © 2015 BBC Music Magazine



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, September 2015

Maestro Rodriguez does a wonderful service with his beautifully idiomatic renditions. © 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Philip R. Buttall
MusicWeb International, August 2015

…Rodríguez’s playing…is exemplary. It is beautifully crafted, sensitively shaped and clearly shows a great empathy for the composer’s style.

…this CD definitely has a real appeal and attraction. Couple this with a superb piano sound and recording, and it really does make it quite hard to resist. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Stephen Smoliar
Examiner.com, July 2015

One gets the impression that Rodriguez chose to make this recording as a labor of love. He is certainly capable of taking on the full spectrum of counterpoint that Falla could develop, not only in the short pieces but also in that single sonata form movement. Just as significant…is that sense of play with which he glides through a wide diversity of styles, even including that Russian anomaly. Rodriguez seems to appreciate just how underappreciated Falla’s solo piano music is, and he definitely deserves both attention and praise for trying to change that point of view through this recording. © 2015 Examiner.com Read complete review





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