...“Margaret Fingerhut is a consistently sensitive, intelligent performer.” “…she brings a strong technique and musicianly instincts to her performances, turning in a fine performance as Tansman’s advocate. Some of the highlights on this disc include her playfully stamping third mazurka in the Recueil de mazurkas; the bluesy, slow movement of the Troisieme sonatine played with refreshingly straightforward lyricism; and the clarity of cross rhythms and accents in the Etude from Album d’amis.
With good sound, a fine selection of music, and attractive liner notes, this is easily recommended for both its music and its performer.
Fanfare - January/February 2010
“Margaret Fingerhut is alive to every aspect of this multifaceted music, whispering its poesies and spurring its stallions as the moment requires, and the Potton Hall recording presents her in pellucid sound. It was high time that a major record label and a musician of substance joined forces to do Tansman justice. There’s so much Tansman that one CD can’t present the complete picture, but this one is an excellent start."
International Piano Magazine - September/October 2009
“The Tansman revival continues apace, I am glad to say. This unexpected release of his piano works, in beautifully sensitive performances by Margaret Fingerhut, adds another dimension, I imagine , to most contemporary listeners’ knowledge of the composer’s work’s. Fingerhut is the perfect pianist for these idiosyncratically intimate works…. In addition, Chandos had the good sense to commission Maja Trochimczyk to write the insert notes. Magnificent.”
International Record Review - July/August 2009
“Tansman’s charming music receives a poetic performance from Fingerhut” “Fingerhut has an unerring sense of when to indulge the flamboyance, as well as of how to introduce a poetic quality”
Gramophone - September 2009