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Stephen Wright
American Record Guide, March 2017

I thought the performers sounded distant at first, but grew to enjoy the realistic concert perspective and blend. Ms Adkins has a lovely and intense tone, very passionate. Magalhaes’s piano is a bit bass-shy. This is a desirable release in every way, and I have a hard time imagining the music done better. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, January 2017

The playing by these two musicians is astonishingly good. It’s so good, in fact, that the highest tribute I can pay it is to say that if Mendelssohn were alive today to hear these artists play his completed sonatas, he would rush to dust off his uncompleted manuscripts and finish them, just to hear Adkins and Magalhães play them. Even if the performances were not as phenomenally good as they are, and the TwoPianists recording was not as immaculately clean, transparent, and beautifully balanced as it is, this release would still deserve strong commendation for including more of Mendelssohn’s violin and piano works on a single disc than any others I know. But the performances and the recording are magnificent, so, urgently recommended. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Tim Smith
The Baltimore Sun, August 2016

Partnered with equal ease and nuance by pianist Luis Magalhães, Adkins captures the lyrical sweep of Mendelssohn’s F major Sonata from 1838. The youthful F major Sonata from 1820 inspires playing of great clarity and color, especially in the whirlwind finale. Adkins finds the drama in the F minor Sonata, Op. 4, as well as the poetic possibilities in the single, promising fragment from an unfinished D minor Sonata. © 2016 The Baltimore Sun Read complete review





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