Recording of the Month - Editors Choice
“…Throughout, Bavouzet displays a light touch and laudable levels of physical stamina, with a firm grasp of the very different personalities of each piece. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic perform like soulmates for the duration, and with superb notes by Prokofiev scholar David Nice as part of the deal, you can hardly go wrong.”
Rob Cowan – Gramophone magazine – March 2014
Classical Album of the Week
“…Chandos’s recording is typically excellent, and the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda accompanies diligently. .. a set to have.” ****
David Mellor – The Mail on Sunday – 2 March 2014
Album of the Week
“…a top recommendation for the rarely heard G minor No 2, and the strange B flat major No 4 for left hand … Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Phillies are ideal partners in this enterprising set, which should win friends for these less familiar works.”
Hugh Canning – The Sunday Times (Culture magazine) – 2 March 2014
Performance **** Recording ***
“Following Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Gianandrea Noseda’s superlative Bartók Concerto cycle here are their attention-grabbing interpretations of Prokofiev’s characterful five of that genre. With Bavouzet’s lively temperament allied with Noseda’s fierce attention to detail, no listener will come to these performances without hearing something new in these works…”
Daniel Jaffé – BBC Music magazine – March 2014
"... Strongly recommended ..."
David Gutman - International Record Review - February 2014
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