"The special quality of Lortie’s Chopin is its dedicated musicianship ... There is also a complete correspondence between the live event and the studio recording, something this spontaneous pianist believes in strongly ... Chandos as usual, supply the piano sound to match the artistic inspiration."
Bill Newman - Hi-Fi News & Record Review - June 1998
"... pianist Louis Lortie is a poet of the instrument. He gives a memorable performance of the 24 Preludes ..."
The Sunday Telegraph - 8 March 1998
"... this is a distinguished release ... Outstanding playing ..." ****
Jeremy Siepmann - Classic CD - March 1998
"In a live recital, Louis Lortie’s playing of Chopin has that unfathomable poetic quality, which is a hallmark of exceptional artistry. Luckily, his sponteneity is not masked in the studio ..."
Geoffrey Norris - The Daily Telegraph - 7 February 1998
"Lorties big, masterful sound dominates his richly rewarding reading of 24 Preludes ..." ****
The Scotsman - 23 January 1998
- Recommended -
Ivan Hewett - The Daily Telegraph - 26 February 2010