This 2-CD set contains the whole of an acclaimed recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, on 9 June 2009 by the awesomely talented young British pianist Christopher Langdown, who gives phenomenal performances of Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata and other virtuoso works, as well as the world premiere of his own Deo Omnis Gloria,a very fine set of three neo-romantic pieces conceived in the late 19th-century style. This debut album shows yet another remarkable talent in the world of modern pianism.
“This CD... presents to us a young pianist whose versatility could lead to a bright future. Christopher Langdown seems to feel right at home no matter which composer he tackles. The variety of the pieces on this recording is enough to satisfy any piano lover’s appetite, and might even present new discoveries to some and shed some new light on old favourites. The recording fully captures the recital’s atmosphere and nervous energy, and delivers a focused and solid sound throughout.”
Jean-Yves Duperron - Classical Music Sentinel.com
"... I took much pleasure in listening to these releases. Langdown is an accomplished and polished artist who, I would submit, possesses the musical intelligence and sensitivity to hear the voices of a number of different composers and to speak to us in their individual tongues. Strongly recommended."
Jerry Dubbins - Fanfare - January/February 2011