Interpretation ***** Sound ***** Repertoire ****
Burkhard Schäfer - Piano News (Germany) - March/April 2013
"...The composer reveals himself to be admirable equipped in writing for the piano and James Willshire seems an ideal interpreter."
Jonathan Woolf - MusicWeb-International.com - 25 February 2013
James Willshire’s performances are faultless both musically and emotionally. He does not unnecessarily interpose himself between composer and listener as so many young players tend to want to do. I can only strongly advise that you buy this disc and enjoy for yourself a new and individual voice in British piano music..."
Gary Higginson - MusicWeb-International.com - 10 January 2013
"... The music is tonal and attractive ... generally in a lyrical and romantic vein. Sound quality, presentation and notes are all to be commended, resulting in a very good disc of enjoyable muic and soundinterpretation..."
Em Marshall-Luck - Albion Magazine - December 2012
"... David Jennings is a composer who is beholden to no-one in spite of a number of trajectories in his musical language. His is serious, well-structured music that I can do business with. More to the point, many of these pieces are not only impressive, but are interesting, satisfying and often moving. No listener or composer could wish for more. I love [the] Sonata. It is surely one of the best examples to have come from the pen pf a British composer for many years. This is a beautifully produced CD in every manner. The sound quality is outstanding, with each nuance of the music being clear. The programme is considerable in both scale and concept: the ’complete piano works’ lasting over 78 minutes. The interpretation of these pieces by James Willshire is everything that could be wished. This is a CD of piano music that is inspiring and challenging."
John France - MusicWeb-International.com December 2012
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